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OAS Questions Brazil Ministry of Justice About Prison Violence

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has until the end of March to respond to the Organization of American States (OAS) a 52-question query about the country’s prison and socio-educational system.

Earlier this year the international organization’s human rights office (IACHR) issued a statement stating it was concerned with the violence that erupted in several prisons around the country.

“The IACHR reiterates that the State, as guarantor of the fundamental rights of persons deprived of liberty, has an inescapable legal duty to take concrete steps to guarantee inmates . . .

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