Wrote about prison breakouts for Fck Prison

At least 1,350 imprisoned people escaped from four different Brazilian jails yesterday amid coronavirus chaos. Eight guards were taken hostage, and some escapees have already been found.

Like the recent prison protests in Italy, these escapes were motivated by new restrictions on things like visitations and cancelled holiday breaks (during which people in minimum security are temporarily released). Public attendance in trials have also been vetoed and only urgent cases are being heard.

Brazilian prisons are notoriously overcrowded, and about 1/3 don’t have health stations.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s