Brazil's new Redemption Through Reading program allows inmates in four federal prisons to knock up to 48 days a year off their sentences by reading books and writing book reports.
News by Kimberly Turner
Four overcrowded federal prisons in Brazil are offering an interesting option to select prisoners: Read and write essays on works of literature, philosophy, and science to reduce their sentences by four days for every book completed.
Some of Brazil’s most hardened convicts now have a choice when it comes to finding ways to reduce their sentences: literature, philosophy, science or the classics. In a plan to ease prison overcrowding announced by the Brazilian gov... Read Post
Brasília (AFP) - Inmates rioting to press for better facilities in an overcrowded Brazilian jail have beheaded two fellow prisoners and taken two guards hostage, officials said Sunday. Miguel Llanela, a civilian police officer at th... Read Post