Tag: Prison Over-crowding

By Leo Byrne, Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterBRASÍLIA, 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 ReporterBRASÍLIA, 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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