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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has until the end of March to respond to the Organization of American States (OAS) a 52-question query about the country’s prison and socio-educational system. Earlier...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Four days after one of the bloodiest prison riots Brazil has witnessed, another prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region has left at least 33 inmates dead. According to authorities from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After prison riots that left at least 56 inmates dead on New Year’s Day in the Amazon region, Brazil’s President Michel Temer met with several cabinet members on Thursday to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Twenty-five prisoners died on Sunday (October 16th) during a riot at the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo, in Boa Vista, in the Amazon-region state of Roraima. According to local officials,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening match in Brazil, the day started with protests, but ended with samba. Protesters were up early on Thursday to denounce the high costs of...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A clash between inmates of rival gangs left 13 dead and at least 30 injured on Wednesday evening at Complexo Penitenciário de Pedrinhas in São Luís, capital city of Maranhão...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American rock and pop-punk band Paramore will play Rio’s HSBC Arena on Thursday, July 25th as the first of seven shows in Brazil. Lead by frontwoman Hayley Williams with...
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