> Police in Brazil on the hunt for over 100 inmates who escaped a bloody prison riot between rival drug gangs. One fugitive even posting selfies on social media gloating of his escape. Sunday's riot quickly became a massacre lasting for 17 hours, leaving 56 inmates dead in a scene of mutilated and burned bodies shown in this blurred out video by local media.
The Brazilian government, Tuesday securing the prison. Relocating gang members from the Anisio Jobim prison in the Amazon City of Manaus to other federal penitentiaries. Authorities say, the bloody violence was a revenge killing between feuding gangs. Most of those killed belonged to the Sao Paulo based First Capital Command drug gang.
Human rights groups say, violence is the result of an overcrowded prison system ignored and underfunded for years. The Anisio Jobim Prison, for example, currently houses over 2,000 inmates despite having a capacity of only 590.