Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: prison industrial complex

Number of women prisoners in Brazil grows 700% in 16 years; main reason for incarceration is drug trafficking


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this is actually not surprising. A shame, but not surprising. As the “powers that shouldn’t be” continue to construct this prison planet, it should … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The color of punishment: Female prisoners in nation’s capital increased 3,242% since 2007; black women are 81% female prisoners but only 52%of female population


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve been paying attention to the news concerning Brazil’s prison system as of late, you know that saying that authorities have a major problem … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Prison riot in the Amazon brings to the forefront issues of overcrowding & the rise in incarceration rates; Brazil has 4th highest prison population in the world


Note from BW of Brazil: By now the news of a violent uprising inside of a prison complex in Manaus, in the state of Amazonas has shocked the world. Although the … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

In the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil opens the country’s first private prison


Through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Ribeirão das Neves (state of Minas Gerais) receives fifth prison complex in the city   In the US, there has long been an outcry against … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment