prison reform

Brazil Jail Break Following Riots Spotlights Prison System in Crisis

A recent prison guard strike in northeastern Brazil sparked rioting by inmates, which in turn led to a mass jail break — a chaotic series of events that shines a spotlight on some of the systemic issues facing the country’s correctional institutions…

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Mexico Official Signals Shift Away from Militarized Security Strategy

Mexico’s Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong recently said that long-term security gains in the country will depend on improving socioeconomic conditions, signaling a possible shift away from the heavy-handed anti-crime strategy the government has pursued for years…

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