By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - On April 16th a new government department for prisons was opened (NUSPEN, Núcleo de Atendimento do Sistema Penitenciário) and a new department for female victims of violence was opened (NUDEM, Núcleo de Defesa da Mulher Vítima de Violência).

The ceremony began at 11AM at the new headquarters of NUSPEN, with the presence of the Minister for Justice, Tarso Genro. At 12:30PM the inauguration of NUDEM took place. Present at the inauguration of NUDEM was the Minister for Policies for Women, Nilce Freire.

The role of NUSPEN . . .

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