10.12.09

As mesmas novidades no sistema penitenciário brasileiro


Ontem à noite saiu o Relatório Direitos Humanos no Brasil. A maior violação urbana encontrada foi, grande surpresa, no sistema carcerário. Constantemente, renomadas ONGS (como a Justiça Global) denunciam as atrocidades que acontecem diariamente dentro dos presídios brasileiros, e o governo sempre lava as mãos diante da barbárie, colocando pra debaixo do tapete o “lixo social” que ele mesmo fabrica: nossos presídios são depósitos de dejetos quase humanos. Todos os anos são feitas as mesmas denúncias, e , todos os anos, enquanto se escusa, o governo amontoa nas jaulas a podridão que ninguém gosta de saber que existe. Deixa lá, dane-se.

A avaliação esse ano diz que as violações são sintomas da desigualdade social em que vivem os brasileiros, e que, enquanto a população não tiver acesso a direitos econômicos e sociais básicos, as violações não diminuirão. Jura? Eu acho que eles mandaram um ctrl c ctrl v dos últimos relatórios.

Eu, menina engajada no direito internacional, escrevi um texto sobre isso há um tempo atrás, vou postar aqui pra vcs três que acompanham meu blog durante todos esses anos. Um beijo.

Brazil´s penitentiary system
Mariana Cabral

The overwhelming negligence and disorganization in Brazil´s prisons turned them into freewheeling schools of crime. Instead of preventing the risk of recidivism and protecting society from dangerous criminals, our deficient penitentiary system, rather than rehabilitating, fabricates even more threatening delinquents that use prison to commit more infractions. The authorities, on the other hand, are more concerned about preventing escapes than attending to these serious issues, which could be solved even without any investments.

A total lack of investment in the construction of new jails, and insignificant expenditure in maintaining and reforming the existing ones has caused severe overcrowding in penitentiaries for young and adults all over the country, making imprisonment more difficult to bear. The highly congested cells submit convicts to excessive heat, inhumane hygiene conditions, lack of sleep and also encourages camaraderie between extremely dangerous criminals with less perilous ones, turning prison into a laboratory of anger.

Overcrowding and resentment are not the only objects of concern. Recent research has shown that over seventy percent of convicts are inactive, which means that the majority of the prisoners spend all day wandering around the facility planning new ways to commit a felony. Typically, inmates use their own mobiles to extort money from innocent victims, threatening to kill their relatives. Such danger indicates the government´s complete disregard for the rehabilitation of inmates. This recovery would be more successful if detainees were put to work.

Work - release furlough programs as well as incentives for indoor working offer easy solutions to a combat a lackadaisical routine that encourages recidivism. Making convicts feel useful and productive facilitates their genuine reintegration into society. The excess in numbers, on the other hand, could be fought through a judicial reform leading to lighter sentences for minor offences. Such legal amendments would not only reduce time in prison (which would ease the congestion dilemma) but also minimize the chances of recidivism and riots, due to the separation of inoffensive delinquents from the ones that entice more violence.

Brazil´s authorities, therefore, will more effectively address our penal institutions issues if they concentrate their efforts on the recuperation of inmates, inside and outside the prison walls.
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