Guatemala: 17 dead in violent prison brawl

Posted on December 3, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Guatemala reported a violent brawl among inmates at a maximum security Guatemalan prison has left 17 dead – including three who were decapitated. Hundreds of army troops and police officers surrounded the Granja Penal Canada prison, which holds 3,100 inmates, after violence broke out on Sunday. The violence was triggered during a prison yard football game, with tensions between general prisoners and gang members spilling over, police say. Read Article

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