Brazil’s prison system at breaking point

The prison system in Brazil is at breaking point with 249,000 more prisoners currently detained than the system can officially accommodate. Riots and escapes are an almost daily occurrence, with news of brutality beyond compare being shown through the global press and social media. Ancient and run down prisons built to house a few hundred … More Brazil’s prison system at breaking point

Prisoners in court over rioting in Birmingham jail

Four prisoners have today appeared in court charged  with “taking part in a prison mutiny intending to overthrow lawful authority” at HMP Birmingham on Friday 16th December 2016. The 12-hour riot at HMP Birmingham, one of Britain’s biggest prisons, involved over 600 of the 1,450 inmates and spread through every one of the 11 wings of … More Prisoners in court over rioting in Birmingham jail