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Brazil reforming its crumbling prison system

New measures include public-private partnerships intended to ease congestion and improve general standards.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2014 06:48
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Brazil has some of the most violent and overcrowded jails in the world.

But now, it is trying to reform its crumbling prison system by using public-private partnerships.

In this last of a three-part series, Al Jazeera  travelled to Minas Gerais to visit a privately-run prison with the highest standards in the country.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Minas Gerais.  

[A warning: viewers may find some of the pictures in this report disturbing.]

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