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Prison Violence Spills Into Brazilian Streets

NPR | Jan. 9, 2014 4:36 p.m.

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Audie Cornish

Decapitation, rape and murder headline violence in the overcrowded prisons in one of Brazil’s poorest states, the bastion of a politically powerful family. Recently, the violence has even spilled out of the prisons and into the streets.

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