Brazil’s Bolsonaro Favors Inmates Paying Their own Prison Bills

According to the text debated yesterday in the Senate, the government spends R$2,400 (US$600) a month to support a prisoner.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro expressed support for the Bill to be voted on Tuesday, July 2nd, in the Federal Senate, forcing inmates to pay for their expenses in federal prisons.

"You're welcome if you can afford it. The biggest issue in the Constitution, I don't know if it is article 5 or 6, if I'm not mistaken, is that it has a provision that says: "in Brazil, there will be no penalties for... and there is one which is forced labor. I think that a prisoner should be forced to work," said the president . . .

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