Riots have broken out at three separate prisons in Ecuador, leaving at least 75 inmates dead.
Officials blamed the riots at detention facilities in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga on disputes between rival gangs.
Hundreds of police are trying to regain control of the prisons , which are home to 70 percent of the country’s inmate population.
Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.
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