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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A fight this Sunday, between inmates at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (Compaj) in Manaus, Amazonas, left 15 convicts dead, according to state government officials. According to state penitentiary secretary, Colonel...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The deaths of inmates in Rio de Janeiro state due to diseases acquired during incarceration, increased by 114 percent between 2010 and 2017, according to a survey conducted by the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An attempted mass escape of prisoners on Tuesday from a prison complex in the Amazon region left 21 persons dead including a prison guard, according to Pará state’s Department...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has until the end of March to respond to the Organization of American States (OAS) a 52-question query about the country’s prison and socio-educational system. Earlier...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension remains high in Northeastern Brazil, where a new prison riot was reported on Wednesday (January 18th), leaving one dead and seven injured in a prison in the interior of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The governor of Amazonas, José Melo, announced on Tuesday that it was removing the temporary director of Manaus’ Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (COMPAJ), José Carvalho da Silva, from office for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Roraima state, in Northern Brazil should officially request on Monday (January 9th) that the federal government send in federal security forces to aid in maintaining public order...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Four days after one of the bloodiest prison riots Brazil has witnessed, another prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region has left at least 33 inmates dead. According to authorities from...

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