Seen in the press

Read our selection of press reports about this country. This is a short description of prison conditions on a national scale. It gives an account of the preceding year’s events.

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Brazil: violencia salvaje en el infierno de las cárceles

This article is not available in English. This article is available in the following versions: Spanish

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Brazil: why is prison violence so bad?

Here’s a look at the root causes of Brazil’s prison violence, how the current government is approaching the problem, and what can be done to turn the tide.

Source — Americas Quarterly

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Brazil: "les prisons sont devenues stratégiques pour l’organisation du trafic de drogues"

This article is not available in English. This article is available in the following versions: French

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Violence

Brazil: 55 inmates killed in spate of prison riots

Fifty-five inmates have died in gang-related riots at four prisons in western Brazil, according to authorities. Fifteen prisoners were found dead Sunday and 40 more Monday in the city of Manaus, the capital…

Source — L'Express

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Brazil: la Fashion Week entre en prison à Sao Paulo

This article is not available in English. This article is available in the following versions: French

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Brazil: miss Talavera Bruce prison beauty pageant

Source - The Guardian Brazilian authorities say they organise the pageant to help the prisoners with their self-esteem and promote integration. Hairdressers and makeup artists volunteer their time to prepare…
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