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Inmates holding 122 hostages in a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil resumed negotiations with police Sunday after seizing visiting relatives and four guards.The riot broke out in one of the prison's four wings and involved 123 prisoners, officials said.The prison holds 476 inmates and has not faced complaints of overcrowding.A similar riot broke out two years ago at the same prison and was resolved after 26 hours.In Brazil there are currently 548,000 people in prison -- and a need for 207,000 more spots to prevent overcrowding, according to Conectas, an organization specializing in inmate rights.Late last month, six prisoners died and six were wounded in a riot at a prison in the state of Bahia, which borders Sergipe to the south.
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