In October, a riot at the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo, the same where disturbances were reported on Friday, left 18 dead.
A total of 184 inmates escaped from Amazonas prisons in the disturbances. As of Thursday afternoon, only 65 had been recaptured.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Friday that at least 33 prisoners have died in a penitentiary in the northern state of Roraima, adding to 60 deaths reported at other prisons.
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Authorities say that in Amazonas, the local Family of the North gang attacked members of Sao Paulo-based First Command, Brazil#8217;s biggest criminal organization. The two fight over the control of prisons and drug routes in northern Brazil.