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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Military police reported to have restarted its negotiations with rioting inmates in a prison complex in the city of Londrina, in the state of Parana. Inmates overpowered the guards on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Justice released a study on Tuesday showing that Brazil is the country with the fourth largest prison population in the world, falling only behind the United States,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eight out of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted sixteen criminals had already been arrested by the police and sentenced to prison and managed to escape when being allowed to...

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