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Carandiru and the scandal of Brazil’s medieval prison system

Headline Title:  Carandiru and the scandal of Brazil’s medieval prison system 15 April 2013 Twenty-six police officers have gone on trial in Brazil for the killing of 15 inmates in one of the country’s most infamous prisons two decades ago.The 1992 military operation in São Paulo’s Carandiru prison left more than 100 prisoners dead. The authorities claimed the police were trying to break up a fight between prisoners who had seized control of the jail’s Block 9.But evidence uncovered later suggested that the military police had shot prisoners and that after the massacre they destroyed…

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