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Nearly 250 Inmates in Northeast Brazil Transferred over Fears of More Riots

SAO PAULO – Brazilian authorities on Monday transferred 240 inmates from a penitentiary in Alagoas to another prison in that same northeastern state amid fears of more deadly riots.

The transfer, which occurred after an investigation by state intelligence officials, is aimed at avoiding conflicts and disturbances, sources from the Regional Secretariat for Resocialization and Social Inclusion (Seris) told EFE.

The inmates were moved from the new maximum-security prison in Maceio, Alagoas’ capital, to a penitentiary in the municipality of Girau do Ponciano in an operation involving officers from a special unit of Brazil’s Military Police and two helicopters.

Those prisoners had arrived Sunday at the recently built prison in Maceio from another nearby facility and will be newly transferred Tuesday to different prisons in Alagoas, Seris said.

The state government launched an intense police operation this weekend that thus far has resulted in the transfer of 800 prisoners.

Inmates from different criminal gangs have clashed at penitentiaries in the states of Amazonas, Roraima and Rio Grande do Norte since Jan. 1, a series of violent incidents regarded as one of the worst prison crises in Brazil’s history.

In the most recent episode, a total of 26 people were killed Saturday at the Alcacuz State Penitentiary in the Natal metropolitan region, Rio Grande do Norte, with most of the bodies found severely burned and decapitated.

On Monday, prisoners belonging to the First Capital Command and the Crime Union of Rio Grande do Norte climbed on the roofs of different wards of that same prison brandishing sticks, stones and flags with gang symbols.

Despite the face-off, the Rio Grande do Norte state government said the tensions did not mark the start of a new rebellion inside the penitentiary.

 

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