Ecuador prison uprising leaves over 100 dead
01 October 2021 | 6:04 am
A riot at one of Ecuador's most notorious prisons has left at least 100 people dead and 52 injured. It was the latest in a series of deadly clashes in the country's overpopulated and understaffed prisons.
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Drug trafficking gangs went on a killing spree in the same Ecuadorean prison where 119 people died in September. Ecuador plans to release some prisoners at the overcrowded facility.
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Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso deployed police and the military to "take control of all the country's prisons" after scores of inmates were killed in gang clashes.
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