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    Brazil’s long-lasting prison massacre

    October 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Carandiru massacre in Brazil. On 2 October 1992, to control a prisoner riot, military police invaded São Paulo’s House of Detention, known as Carandiru, officially killing 111 prisoners. Twenty-five years on, the consequences of the Carandiru massacre continue to emerge, with...
  • Police brutality, prison strikes, and …theater?

    Police brutality against unarmed black men is reaching a boiling point with recent events in North Carolina and . Possibly the largest prison strike in U.S. history is taking place in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia and elsewhere. Clearly we are in dire need of conversations that bridge the “us”...
  • A heart of blood: Muslims crowd French prisons

    For a long time now, the overwhelming presence of Muslims in the French carceral system has been vividly criticized. Today, in light of recent terrorist attacks and fear of growing radicalization, this issue raised by this observation becomes more vital than ever. The high rate of Muslim incarceration constitutes...
  • Zomba Prison Project

    When Dr Little Dinizulo Mtengano, Active Chief Commissioner of Zomba Prison in Malawi, received the news in early December 2015, the first thing he said was: “What is a Grammy?” It all started in the summer of 2013, when Grammy-winning producer, Ian Brennan and his wife, Italian photographer and filmmaker, Marilena...
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