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Articles by Lyla Bugara

Unique Brazilian Prison Alternative Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

Brazil has long been home to the largest prison population in the region. As of December 2011, the population stood at 514,582, with 37% of the incarcerated being pretrial detainees. In addition to its sheer size, the Brazilian penal system is infamous for nightmarish conditions, discriminatory incarceration, harrowing police violence ...