Cellblock Slaughter

First reports were that only eight prisoners had been killed Oct. 2 when police stormed Carandiru penitentiary in Brazil's commercial capital of Sao Paulo to quell a riot. But then surviving prisoners began telling investigators and grieving relatives tales of a savage slaughter: prisoners allegedly machine-gunned as they ran for their cells, others gunned down inside their cells by police shouting "Your time has come." Some of the injured were reportedly dragged to a prison workshop, where they were torn apart by attack dogs. Row on row of naked prisoners' bodies were lined up in a local morgue after the killing....

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