A court sentenced 23 cops to 156 years each...for the 1992 murder of at least 13 prisoners during the infamous Carandiru 'Massacre' in Sao Paulo.
The police are free during their appeal.
A popular movie was made about the massacre...that saw 111 inmates die...and 87 wounded...after a gang fight broke-out.
The notoriously overcrowded prison housed 10,000 inmates...in facilities intended for 4,000.
Over 300 police were called-in to end the 3 hour long riot.
No police officers died...or were injured in the fighting.