Judge Orders Prisoners to Clean Mining Town Devastated by Severe Rainfall

According to the law, the work of prisoners is a social duty, and aims to improve their social and personal condition; they benefit by reducing the length of their sentence terms.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Abre Campo, MG, has suffered in recent days from heavy rainfall in the region, and was devastated by the flooding of the Santana River.

With a lack of manpower to assist in the city's rehabilitation, the city's prison director did something unprecedented.

The General Director of the penitentiary, Leandro de Freitas da Silva, requested the District Judge, Dr. Bruno Miranda Camelo, to authorize the inmates to work on cleaning up the city.

The permission was authorized, thus guaranteeing a reduction of the prisoners' sentences, according to Law No. 12,433. According . . .

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