People reenact a killing during a march through the Manguinhos favela to protest against police killings of blacks on August 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP)
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Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said Sunday.The uprising took place in the Cascavel state correctional center in the southern city of Parana that currently holds 1,140 prisoners, he said.In Brazil 548,000 people are currently in prison -- and there is a need for 207,000 more spots to prevent overcrowding, according to Conectas, an organization specializing in inmate rights.In May, inmates at a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil took four guards and more than 100 visiting relatives hostage overnight, ultimately releasing them in a deal that saw the transfer of 16 inmates to other prisoners.
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