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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent killings and mass escapes from inside Brazilian prisons has led Brazil’s Justice Minister, Alexandre de Moraes, to call for changes in the country’s incarceration laws, especially the number of inmates incarcerated by the State.

“It's an idea that I’ve had since I was Secretary of Public Security of São Paulo,” said the Justice Minister to a group of reporters on Tuesday. "(We have) to end a tradition in Brazil. Brazil historically incarcerates a great deal of people, but incarcerates them badly,” he added . . .

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