Tag: prison

A prison in Brazil - Wilson Dias/ABr

Gang Country: In This Brazilian Prison Guards Do Not Enter

Brazil’s representatives had to explain at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human ...

Brazil Prisons: Where the Criminals Are the Ones Running the Show

The prison population throughout Latin America has been growing steadily for the past few ...

Brazil’s Prison Riot: The Unspeakable Pain of Burying Your Beheaded Child

The prison massacre in Alcaçuz Penitentiary on January 14, which killed at least 26 ...

Human Rights Watch Blames Brazil’s Prison Overcrowding on Country’s Anti-Drug Law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Brazil’s prison overcrowding problem in its World Report ...

Dozens Killed in Brazil’s Worst Prison Massacre in Two Decades

A prison riot has left at least 56 dead, with decapitated bodies thrown over ...

Brazilian prison - Antonio Cruz/ABr

Brazil’s Drug War Is Filling Up Jails Like in the US

Nearly half of all people imprisoned in Brazil’s third most populous state, Rio de ...

Brazilian prisoners

With World’s Fourth Prison Population, Brazil Is Denounced by the UN

Overpopulated cells, little access to the Justice system, the indiscriminate use of provisional premises, ...

Brazilian jail

In Brazil’s Inhumane Jails Almost Half the Inmates Were Never Convicted

Since its transition from dictatorship to democracy in the mid 1980s, Brazil has undergone ...

Brazil penitentiary

Amnesty Accuses Brazil of Abusing Minors and Women in Its Prisons

According to Tim Cahill, Amnesty International's researcher on Brazil, Brazilian women are the hidden ...

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