Latest Brazil Prison Riot Signals Emerging Security Crisis

A new round of violence in Brazil‘s prisons is reviving concerns that ongoing problems in the penitentiary system could have implications for the country’s broader security situation…

This article was co-authored with Randall Ramos and Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Dozens of Brazil Lawyers Accused of Aiding Gang Activities

More than 30 lawyers in Brazil have been arrested for their alleged links to one of the country’s most powerful prison gangs, raising difficult questions about the role attorneys can play in facilitating criminal activities…

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Brazil Gang War Sparks Prison Violence, Could Spill onto Streets

Brazil’s two most powerful criminal organizations have broken a long-standing alliance and are fighting each other in a battle that authorities warn could spill onto the streets of Latin America’s most populous nation…

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