"That inmate was moved to another center due to the risks of escaping," Justice Minister Cecilia Perez explained after meeting with the riot leaders.
"The situation is already under control. We assured them they would have better living conditions, and they gave their word that there will be no more reprisals," she added.
Riots and escape attempts are frequent in Paraguay's overcrowded prisons. Although the Tacumbu prison was built to house only 800 inmates, it holds at least 3,000 people, many of whom sleep in cramped cells or corridors.