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Colombian jail riot over virus kills 23

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Coordinated riots across Colombia’s prison system on Saturday evening left 23 inmates dead at one Bogota jail and two in a maximum security facility 100 miles north-east of the capital.

Inmates started fires and protested violently against overcrowded and unsanitary conditions which leaves them vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reports.