Inmates decapitated during mass killing spree in Brazilian prison

Casey Mills
January 8, 2017

The massacre in the Roraima prison was the second that took place this week, since between Monday and Tuesday another 60 convicts were killed in the Anísio Jobim prison complex (56) and the Prison Unit in Puraquequara (4), both in the state of Amazonas.

They also decapitated a number of prisoners in revenge for a separate prison massacre earlier in the week.

It has been described as Brazil's worst prison slaughter in more than two decades.

He spoke at a presentation of the government's new National Security Plan, which he officially launched Thursday with Brazilian President Michel Temer.

Drug gangs that originated in prisons are expanding their sway and battling one another for territorial control of the trade. Authorities in the state of Roraime have requested assistance from the government multiple times because of the overcrowded prison conditions in the state, but have received no support.

10 of family hacked to death
The killer identified as Jamaluddin was a resident of Mahona village under Shukul Bazar police station about 85km from Lucknow . The dead included Jamaludeen's five daughters - Tabassum, Afreen, Mariam, Sania, and Ujma.

Uziel Castro, the security secretary of the state remarked about the latest bloodbath by the gang saying this is officially a national crisis and can not be ignored or dismissed for a second. "Criminals are trying to kill each other".

A notorious gang is believed to have carried out the "killing spree" at Monte Cristo Prison, Boa Vista in the Brazilian state of Roraima.

Castro says that none of the 1,500 inmates had escaped the facility, and added that no firearms of any sort were used or apparent from the bloody rampage. "There was no confrontation, this was a killing spree", said Castro.

The latest episode is thought to involve fighting between First Capital Command, commonly known by its Portuguese initials, PCC, which has roots in the prisons of Sao Paulo in south-east Brazil, and supporters of Red Command, a drug-trafficking organisation that has long held sway in Rio de Janeiro.

'It was barbaric. Some were beheaded, others had their hearts or intestines ripped out'.

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