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Brazilian prisoners attempt mass breakout

Prisoners at a badly overcrowded facility in Sao Paulo state rioted and knocked down a fence to attempt a mass escape before being subdued Thursday, Brazilian officials said. Conflicting reports emerged from the Jardinopolis Penitentiary, northwest of Brazil's biggest city, after the incident. The state prison service confirmed in a statement that there had been a riot, but said "prisoners who escaped were recaptured" and taken to another facility.
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