Concerns of overcrowding prisons in Brazil | Brazil News | Al Jazeera

Concerns of overcrowding prisons in Brazil

With a capacity for two thousand and sixty nine inmates, the Porto Alegre prison has twice that number.

    Brazil has the largest prison population in Latin America and the fourth largest globally.

    There are currently more than half a million people behind bars there.

    In the past ten years, Brazil's prison population has more than doubled. One of the main reasons for overcrowding is delays within the justice system.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from the Southern city of Porto Alegre.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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