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The Brazilian Police
The Brazilian Police The police in Brazil are very different to the police in Scotland. In Scotland we can trust our police officers to work for us and we trust them to help if we are in trouble. In Brazil, the police officers are often described as being corrupt. What does this mean? . . .
Using a position of power to carry out dishonest or fraudulent activities such as, bribery.
Brazil police force has many ‘bad apples’ 04 Dec 2012 “Rio Arrests Allegedly Brazilian Police
Being a Judge in Brazil can be dangerous work…
Being a Police officer is Brazil is dangerous work…
Prison Life • Carandiru jail in Sao Paulo Brazil, holds more than 7, 000 prisoners in a space designed for just half that number. • In October 1992, it was the scene of Brazil's worst prison massacre. Police were sent in to stop a rebellion, and shot dead more than 100 inmates. • More than a decade later, conditions for many inmates remain bleak, some would say inhuman. • In the health wing almost one in five of the prisoners are HIV-positive.
Two days after a mass jail break at Carandiru in 2001, authorities discovered a second escape route. 105 prisoners escaped through a tunnel into the city sewers - only 29 were recaptured.
Torture and ill-treatment • Torture and ill-treatment is used by Brazil’s police forces as a means of investigation and to extract confessions. Understaffed and poorly trained prison guards, often working in dangerous situations, used torture and violence to humiliate and control detainees.