New clash erupts at Brazil prison where 26 killed

2017-01-19 19:46
Naked inmates stand in line while surrounded by police after a riot at the Alcacuz prison in Nisia Floresta, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Security authorities said Sunday they have regained control of two Brazilian prisons after several inmates were killed during a riot, the latest in a string of prison disturbances across the country. (Frankie Marcone/Futura Press via AP)

Naked inmates stand in line while surrounded by police after a riot at the Alcacuz prison in Nisia Floresta, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Security authorities said Sunday they have regained control of two Brazilian prisons after several inmates were killed during a riot, the latest in a string of prison disturbances across the country. (Frankie Marcone/Futura Press via AP)

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Rio De Janeiro - A confrontation has broken out inside a Brazilian prison where 26 inmates were killed last weekend.

Images on Globo television show prisoners at the Alcacuz Penitentiary in the yard, throwing rocks at each other and setting up barriers. Injured inmates are seen being carried away.

Prison authorities didn't immediately respond on Thursday to emails and phone calls seeking information about the clash.

Confrontations between two gangs erupted over the weekend in the prison outside the city of Natal, resulting in the 26 deaths.

A heavily armed military police force entered the prison Wednesday without violence. Authorities said they were transferring 220 inmates to other prisons to avoid more clashes.

Brazil is experiencing a wave of prison killings. At least 126 people have died since the beginning of the year.

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