Hundreds of Brazilian prisoners escaped from prison in Sao Paulo yesterday after staging a riot over a coronavirus suppression.
The revolt ensued after the government canceled temporary exit from prison of about 34,000 inmates of a semi-open regime, due to fears they could get infected outside and bring the virus back to the penitentiary.
It was gathered that inmates escaped in Tremembé and Mirandópolis and a rebellion was reported at a prison in Porto Feliz. 400 inmates got out of the Centro de Progressão Penitenciária (CPP) Dr Rubens Aleixo Sendin, in Mongaguá, on the coast of São Paulo.
A video shot in the city of Mongaguá on the coast of Sao Paulo state and broadcast by TV Globo show hundreds of men running out of a prison that can hold about 2,800 inmates. Read Here
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