Police and prison officers have locked down the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca, where a riot has broken out.
News of the riot came as an inmate went live on Facebook on Tuesday, showing the action behind the bars.
Inmates were heard shouting, “We not dying from no corona, ” and “We want we freedom.”
Officers have blocked part of the roadway in front the prison.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.