A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 23 prisoners dead, a prisoner rights groups said.
At least 18 guards were injured in the clash, he said, adding there were reports of at least one explosion.
Prado called on authorities who run Venezuela's prisons to stop the violent deaths, saying more than 130 inmates have died since 2017 in three separate riots across the country.
"We have this situation because those responsible are converting these cells into dungeons," Prado said in a video posted on Twitter.
It's designed to hold 250, but bulges with 540 inmates, he said.
Venezuelan authorities have not commented on the incident.
Last year, a jail riot in the city of Valencia left 68 inmates dead, many of whom were burned alive. At least 39 died two years ago inside a jail in the state of Amazonas, the prisoner rights group said.
Critics say about 30 prisons spread across Venezuela are severely overcrowded, housing 57,000 inmates. They're often run by gangs that traffic drugs and weapons.
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