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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann, announced on Friday (July 20th) the creation of the National Commission on Intelligence and Operations whose main objective will be to combat organized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The total number of people incarcerated in Brazil reached 726,712 in June 2016, the third largest prison population in the world, only behind the United States and China, according to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian government officials announced on Tuesday, September 20th, that over the next several weeks, prisons throughout the country will begin to receive the advanced security equipment used during the recently...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The number of incarcerated women in Brazil grew by more than 567 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to the first national report on the feminine penitentiary population conducted by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A survey released on Wednesday, June 3rd, by Brazil’s Secretary General’s office confirmed showed that the country’s prison population grew by 74 percent between 2005 and 2012, totaling more than...
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