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Tag: Prison Over-crowding

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A UN report released on Thursday criticized Brazil’s legal infrastructure, claiming that it used “excessive use of deprivation of liberty” as punishment while also not providing enough legal assistance to...
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...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The Minister of Justice in Brazil, José Eduardo Cardozo, reportedly told businessmen in São Paulo that he would "rather die" than spend time in the Brazilian penitentiary system. "From the bottom...

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