Eighty Percent of Brazil’s Inmates are Undocumented, Says National Council of Justice

The lack of an identity card (RG) precludes accessing the Unified Health System. Moreover, the employment booklet is crucial for detainees to reconcile their external activity while in the work-release system, which hinders social reintegration.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An unprecedented study by the National Council of Justice (CNJ) points out that only five states in Brazil have control over the personal documentation of their respective prison populations.

According to the president of the Federal Supreme Court and the CNJ, Justice Dias Toffoli, 80 percent of all prisoners, estimated at 797,000, have no essential documents required for the exercise of citizenship.

The CNJ regards an employment . . .

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