At least 200 detainees got away from a base security Brazil jail amid an uprising on Thursday, with about half recovered inside hours of the jail break, state jail authorities said.
The detainees fled from the Jardinopolis jail, around 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's greatest city. There was no quick word on conceivable passings or wounds among gatekeepers or detainees.
Sao Paulo state prison authorities said the detainees had set flame to a few cells in one wing of the jail amid a normal morning part call.
In the midst of the tumult that resulted, scores of detainees thumped down a 13-foot (4 meter) tall cross section security wall, permitting them to escape into encompassing sugar stick fields and along an adjacent waterway.
The Folha de S.Paulo daily paper, refering to prison authorities, said the jail housed more than 1,800 detainees, despite the fact that it was worked to hold a little more than 1,000.
State powers declined to remark on reported congestion at the office and did not react to a solicitation for data about the kind of violations submitted by detainees housed there.
Jail uprisings and departures are regular in Brazil, which has for quite some time been reprimanded by human rights associations for its jail conditions.