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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Rio de Janeiro state announced they have arrested the man said to have ordered the prison rebellions in the state of Goiás at the beginning of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive Superintendence of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP) confirmed through a statement released on Monday (January 1st) night that nine prisoners died and fourteen were injured, during a riot in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the aftermath of the prison riot that took place in Natal Alcaçuz State Penitentiary between January 14th and 15th, Rio Grande do Norte’s state governor Robinson Faria will travel...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, was transferred on Saturday (December 17th) from Federal Police incarceration in Curitiba back to the prison of Bangu 8, in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Twenty-five prisoners died on Sunday (October 16th) during a riot at the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo, in Boa Vista, in the Amazon-region state of Roraima. According to local officials,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government sources report that the prisons managed by the Department of Penitentiary Administration, in partnership with the PRONATEC, will start the year with six new courses focusing on the job...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon, whose daytime job involves laws rather than public health, today wishes to proclaim that this week, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has taken a major step towards reducing impunity in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) in Brazil ruled this week that convicted criminals who have lost their first appeal should be remanded to prison to await further appeals. Until today those...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday’s news, perhaps still today’s, is that a rebellion/revolt/riot in a state prison in Cascavel, Paraná, resulted in at least four dead prisoners, two of whom were beheaded. Two guards were...
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