According to Susipe, the riot began when inmates in block A, where members of one of the gangs are housed, stormed the annex holding a rival faction.
From the 52 dead inmates, 16 were decapitated.
The feud has spread to prisons across the country where members of the rival gangs are held. Sixteen of the 52 prisoners were reportedly decapitated.
Susipe superintendent Jarbas Vasconcelos said he is launching an investigation into how prison intelligence and surveillance systems failed to anticipate the deadly rampage. Many more died from smoke asphyxiation after the fighting prisoners set a cell on fire.
The population is about double the capacity of the nation's jails, which in the same year was estimated to be 368,049 inmates.
Jail authorities said 46 prisoners will be transferred to other facilities, 10 of whom will be imprisoned under stricter facilities.
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"By insisting on high incarceration in overcrowded prisons, Bolsonaro wants to increase the dose of the poison that is killing us", he said. Prison gangs originally formed to protect inmates and advocate for better conditions, but have come to wield vast power that reaches far beyond prison walls.
The gangs took at least two officers hostage as they battled one another.
Relatives of inmates killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil gathered in the coroner's office Tuesday to identify the 57 victims, with some passing out at seeing the beheaded corpse of a loved one.
Brazil is home to the world's third largest prison population.
Along with severe overcrowding, Brazil's prisons are plagued by gang violence, while riots and breakout attempts are not uncommon.
The Related Press obtained a July 2019 report from the Nationwide Justice Council that it says was filed by an area decide in command of the ability, displaying that the jail had 343 detainees for a most capability of 163. That expansion has often led to confrontations with Brazil's largest and most powerful gang, the First Capital Command, headquartered in Sao Paulo. ABC News reported that prison authorities had no idea that this riot was coming and were ill-prepared to deal with it when it occurred.
That riot lasted several weeks and was related to control of drug-trafficking routes in the region.