Monday, May 31, 2004

900 inmates at a jail in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are holding over 20 guards and workers hostage in the second day of a prison uprising. The insurrection began when a mass escape attempt was thwarted by guards who were then relieved of their weapons and taken captive. 14 prisoners escaped successfully although two have since been recaptured. Earlier today a guard who was being held hostage was shot while escaping. He died en route to a hospital.