Overcrowding: Federal District Prisons Hold More Than Double the Maximum Capacity

A study carried out by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, which Metrópoles accessed, also shows a lack of investment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With maximum capacity to accommodate 7,395 prisoners, the prison system of the Federal District (DF) holds 16,766 detainees. The number exceeds by more than twice the number of spaces, meaning that the overcrowding amounts to 9,371 prisoners.

These figures are part of a study carried out by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in May this year, which Metrópoles newspaper accessed. Overcrowding in the prisons of the country's capital . . .

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