Dozens of Inmates Die in Latest Prison Riot in Ecuador

11/13/2021 11:30:00 PM

At least 58 inmates were killed at the Litoral prison in Guayaqil, Ecuador, the prison’s second gang battle in barely six weeks and the latest in a wave of violence for the country.

At least 58 inmates were killed at the Litoral prison in Guayaqil, Ecuador, the latest violent battle between gangs that authorities say orchestrate drug trafficking from behind prison walls

At least 58 inmates were killed at the Litoral prison in Guayaqil, Ecuador, the prison’s second gang battle in barely six weeks and the latest in a wave of violence for the country.

ryan.What made you want to make a documentary about the Attica Prison Riot? STANLEY NELSON I had wanted to do a documentary about Attica for a long time.Residents living near the prison in the coastal city of Guayaquil reported hearing hours of sustained gunfire and explosions coming from inside the lockup.a prison sentence of three years and eight months for Fairlamb, saying he was among the first rioters to breach the Capitol and incited others to be violent.

dube@wsj.com Updated Nov.I just thought it was one of the foundational events in my life, and in so many people’s lives, and I felt that the story had never really been told.13, 2021 1:44 pm ET At least 58 inmates were killed at a prison in Ecuador’s coastal city of Guayaquil, as President Guillermo Lasso’s government grapples with growing violence, officials said Saturday.The prison violence comes amid a national state of emergency decreed by President Guillermo Lasso in October that empowers security forces to fight drug trafficking and other crimes.The latest bloodshed began Friday evening at the notorious Litoral prison, where officials described a “complete massacre” in which imprisoned gang members broke down walls to enter their rivals’ pavilion and attacked them with knives.It was never really as clear as we make it in the film why [Gov.“It’s a situation of extreme savagery,” said Pablo Arosemena, the governor of Guayas, where Guayaquil is located.Unlike Fairlamb, Chansley isn’t accused of physically assaulting anyone.

“We feel deep sorrow for the loss of human life.There was no inciting incident for the takeover.Officials said at least five of the dead were found to have been beheaded.” Police stood near the body of a prisoner on the roof of the Litoral prison Saturday morning in Guayaquil, Ecuador, after a gang battle broke out Friday.Photo: Jose Sanchez/Associated Press About 300 inmates have been killed in prison riots in Ecuador so far in 2021, which security experts call the bloodiest year on record in the country’s penitentiary system.And by allowing the space for these people to tell their story, we would get a really devastating documentary.In September, 119 inmates were killed at the Litoral prison, where gangs involved in drug trafficking battle for control.When will they stop the killing? This is a prison not a slaughterhouse, they are human beings,” said Francisca Chancay, 55, whose brother has been in the prison for eight months.Videos circulating on social media and on WhatsApp showed inmates stabbing rivals with large knives and bodies burning.We started working with Heather Thompson, who wrote the book Blood in the Water and won a Pulitzer Prize for it, so she was able to help us connect with people.6 as the scariest day of his career, Assistant U.

Another video showed inmates pleading for the police to intervene, with explosions heard in the background and blood on the prison floor.The Wall Street Journal could not independently verify the videos.She has unbelievable credibility in the world of formerly incarcerated people — she spent 38 years in prison [for felony murder, for her involvement in a 1981 Brink’s robbery].”Have mercy, where are the human rights.Authorities described a ‘situation of extreme savagery’ after gang-member inmates broke down walls and attacked rival gang members with knives.Photo: Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded prisons are hotbeds for deadly riots and bloody fights between gangs.And then Traci went back through so many paper records that had been [kept] over the last 50 years.Gangs from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil often battle for control inside prisons, which law-enforcement officials say are used as a headquarters from which they orchestrate drug trafficking and other criminal activities on the outside.According to prison services’ data, facilities are overcrowded by 55% at the national level and 62% in the Litoral facility.Nov.

President Lasso took office earlier this year and declared a state of emergency, sending soldiers into the streets as his government struggles with rising crime.Arthur, did you have any trepidation about taking part in the documentary? ARTHUR HARRISON I didn’t think anything was going to ever happen.Write to.

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Police: Ecuadorian prison clash leaves at least 52 deadClashes inside Ecuador’s largest prison have left at least 52 inmates dead in the latest violence to hit the Litoral Penitentiary. Residents living near the prison reported hearing hours of sustained gunfire and explosions coming from inside the lockup.

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