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Ecuador Inmates Hold 180 Visitors Hostage

Inmates in the Ecuadorian capital’s largest prison took 180 visitors hostage Wednesday to protest what they called overcrowding, poor conditions and long sentences, a prison official said. An uprising at the same prison in April left three inmates dead. Dozens of riot police kept guard around Quito’s Prison No. 3, where inmates took 360 visitors for three days in February to press demands for reduced sentences and better conditions. Full Story

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