At least 47 dead, 75 wounded in Venezuela prison riot


A screengrab shows inmates’ relatives reacting outside Los Llanos prison in Guanare on May 2. Image: AFP CARACAS: At least 47 people died and 75 wounded in a prison riot in western Venezuela, a country where NGOs and inmates’ families regularly denounce unsanitary conditions, violence, and overcrowding behind bars. The Venezuelan Prison Observatory (OVP) rights group provided the figures for the riot, which happened Friday afternoon at the Los Llanos prison centre in Guanare city.