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Relatives attend the funeral of one of the inmates who died during a prison riot, at the cemetery of Taruma in Manaus, Brazil, January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil Prison Riot: Governor Says ‘No Saints’ Among Dozens Dead

The governor of Amazonas, the state in which a prison riot-turned-massacre left over 50 inmates dead, has sparked controversy by dismissing the dead as “not saints” as Brazil’s Justice Minister revealed that authorities had evidence that should have indicated gang members were organizing a riot before it happened.