Amazonas prison massacres
|Amazonas prison massacres|
|Date||26 - 27 May 2019|
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. All the deaths involved inmates and all died from strangulation or stabbings. Authorities claim they have regained control of the prisons.
- "At least 40 inmates strangled to death in Amazon prison gang clashes". Reuters. 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
- "Brazilian officials say 42 inmates found dead at 3 prisons". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
- "Clashes in multiple Brazil prisons leave 40 dead: official". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
- "At least 42 dead in Brazil prison clashes". 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
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