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


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