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Lula in Prison: A pathway to justice reform?

Last week Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, aka ‘Lula’, ex-president of Brazil, was found guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison. He has been...

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Omar Phoenix Khan
25 July 2017
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Violence and punishment in Brazil

I was recently invited to deliver a lecture on crime and punishment in Brazil at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. My exposition covered violence and mass incarceration, and how the war on...

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Leandro Ayres França
6 March 2017
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What's causing Brazil's prison massacres?

Last week incidents of extreme violence in a Central or South American prison again made the headlines – this time in the Amazonian region of Brazil. On 1 January, prisoners affiliated to...