Brazilian gangs running prisons

With massive overcrowding, some prisons are ceding authority to gang leaders in an effort to keep control.

    Some Brazilian prisons are having to strike deals with gangs as a way to keep the peace behind bars.

    Today criminal organizations operating in jails are common, but with prison populations almost doubling in the last decade, gangs in some Brazilian prisons are given control. 

    Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Porto Alegre, in part two of our three part series on the state of Brazil’s prison system. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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