Brazil to Open First Public-Private Prison

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A prison in the state of Minas Gerais will be the country’s first public-private partnership (PPP) jail when inaugurated in January, Globo reported. The Ribeirão das Neves penitentiary, along with another PPP prison in Pernambuco under construction, have rekindled the debate about private sector involvement in Brazil’s beleaguered prison system.

The 2,500-square-meter complex near Belo Horizonte will contain three closed jails, and two . . .

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