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By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive Superintendence of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP) confirmed through a statement released on Monday (January 1st) night that nine prisoners died and fourteen were injured, during a riot in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Rio Grande do Norte announced on Monday a series of emergency measures to try to retake control of the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal. Inmates at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced on Tuesday (January 17th) it was authorizing the armed forces to help with the reinforcement of security inside prisons across the country.In practical...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Amazonas called for the federal government's help to combat drug trafficking and strengthen the security of state prisons. The request for support was a result of the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over twenty years after the infamous massacre in São Paulo's Carandiru prison, in which a police operation to quell a riot left over a hundred prisoners dead, the first of 79...

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