Amazonas prison massacres

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Amazonas prison massacres
LocationAmazonas, Brazil
Date26 - 27 May 2019
Attack type

The Amazonas prison massacres occurred on 26–27 May 2019 after a series of riots at five different prisons in Amazonas, Brazil. 55 prisoners have thus far been killed.[1] All the deaths involved inmates and all died from strangulation or stabbings. Authorities claim they have regained control of the prisons.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "At least 40 inmates strangled to death in Amazon prison gang clashes". Reuters. 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  2. ^ "Brazilian officials say 42 inmates found dead at 3 prisons". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  3. ^ "Clashes in multiple Brazil prisons leave 40 dead: official". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  4. ^ "At least 42 dead in Brazil prison clashes". 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2019-05-28.