Report: 29 break out of Brazil prison after guards' contract expires

Twenty-nine inmates broke out of a prison in southeastern Brazil, in an escape that local media blamed on a security breakdown after a contract with guards expired. Police said Saturday that the prisoners escaped the previous night from the Novo Horizonte lockup near Vitoria, the capital of Espirito Santo state. The Globo TV network, Brazil's largest, reported on its Web site that inmates cut wire fences inside the yard and then broke through a wall. Four were recaptured Saturday, Globo said. A woman who answered the phone at the Espirito Santo state police department confirmed that 29 inmates broke out Friday, but she declined to provide further details or give her name.