Twenty-five police officers were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for their role in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre that left 111 inmates dead.
Crosses are displayed outside the University of Sao Paulo on April 8, 2013, in homage to the inmates killed in the Carandiru prison massacre. Twenty-five police officers have been sentenced to life in prison for their role in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre that left 111 prisoners dead.
The massacre, among the worst mass killings to have taken place in Latin America's notoriously overcrowded jails, inspired the formation of a powerful prison gang that carried out scores of deadly attacks on police in 2006.
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