Separate jailbreaks in Brazil

Some 134 prisoners, including 114 dangerous ones, escaped in two separate jailbreaks in Brazil at the weekend, police officials said Sunday.

A group of 52 prisoners escaped from a police complex in Salvador in the northern state of Bahia on Sunday morning, At least 10 were recaptured later.

In a separate jailbreak, 82 prisoners escaped from a correction facility in Barreiras, a remote area in Bahia, early Saturday during heavy rain.

Brazilian prisons are infamously over-crowded and poor conditions often lead to violent revolts and escape attempts, according to local non-governmental organizations campaigning for better prison conditions.

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