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Brazil Prison Violence

Public Executions

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

The blasé reaction to the beheadings unfortunately seems all of a piece with the apparent tolerance of persistent, disproportionate targeting of black and/or poor Brazilians at the hands of a militarized police.

Brazilian Prisons RIOT, Leave 18 Dead | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Ring the Alarm: Brazil's Prison System in Serious Trouble

Juan E Méndez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan E Méndez

While many have reported on Brazil's devastating prison conditions, a startling fact is that overcrowding, a main contributor to prison violence, is not being tackled head-on.