Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

In Brazil, justice is white and rich: A comparison of two women, one black, one white, provides another example of this


Note from BW of Brazil: In practical terms, the justice system is supposed to provide equal access and render equal treatment to all whether in situations of judgement, imprisonment or … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

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