Brazil: “No one here sleeps safely” : Human rights violations against detainees

Index Number: AMR 19/009/1999

This document examines human rights violations carried out within the Brazilian prison system and in police custody. It details the findings of two AI visits in 1998 and covers a range of concerns including: deaths in custody, torture and ill-treatment, conditions of detention, the crisis within the penal system, inspection, complaints procedures and impunity, conditions of detention for women and children.

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