To address the ever more pressing and harmful development of the prison industry we present in this newsletter Daniel Achutti, Raffaella Pallamolla and Fabricio Pontin’s article about the increasing prison population in Brazil, soon to outnumber one of the world leaders in that regard, the USA. They paint a picture of the postcolonial judiciary system, with prisons dominated by the young, black, and poor population accused of drug and property crimes. The authors agitate for the need to “adopt a position of arduous defender of human rights; recognizing the slaver-authoritarian heritage of the Brazilian system of law, while trying to overcome it.” We will also address the UK prison policy.

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