Monday, May 15, 2006


of brazilian prison riots.. media and cell phones

a string of prison riots in various prisons of brazil have convinced the media there that the nation is facing a civil war.

whats more ridiculous is that cellphones are deemed more dangerous than the gun as the prisoners are using this to co-ordinate their attacks

Abstract : More than 60 people died last weekend in prison riots scattered across four Brazilian states -- Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Minas Gerais.

PCC, which stands for Primeiro Comando da Capital (or First Capital Command), is one of the most dangerous criminal organizations in Brazil, along with Comando Vermelho (or Red Command).

According to Brazilian law, cell phone use is forbidden by prisoners, but enforcing this code is still a problem not solved by the jail system.

read here

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