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More than 50 dead, 16 decapitated in Brazillian prison riot
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More than 50 dead, 16 decapitated in Brazillian prison riot 

Earlier this morning, a bloody prison riot broke out in the northern Brazilian state of Para, resulting in the deaths of 52 inmates. 16 of those inmates were decapitated, according to the state’s prison authority. 

Over the last three decades, the incarcerated population in Brazil has surged to a staggering 750,000 inmates; the world’s third-highest tally. Pakistan, for example, which has a similar population of 202 million compared to Brazil’s 209 million, has only 83,000 citizens incarcerated, despite being a much poorer country

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