Brazil reforming its crumbling prison system

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

    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.]

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.