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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The Minister of Justice in Brazil, José Eduardo Cardozo, reportedly told businessmen in São Paulo that he would "rather die" than spend time in the Brazilian penitentiary system. "From the bottom of my heart, if I were given many years in some of our prisons, I would rather die," said the minister, calling conditions in Brazilian prisons as "mediaeval."

Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) Minister Gilmar Mendes also condemned prison conditions in Brazil . . .

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