NEOLIBERALISM OF THE SOUTH: AN APPROACH TO THE BRAZILIAN PRISON SYSTEM

Siddharth Singh Bora, Zelia Monteiro Bora

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Neoliberalism indirectly sustains the prison rates in peripheral South economies like Brazil.  The precariousness bred by a welfare-averse politics maintains a steady flow of inmates. The Brazilian Penal state focuses on devising micro interventions to fight the crime rates.  As a direct consequence, the state is bounded to segregate and imprison more.  Brazil has the third largest prison population in the world   The crisis of the Brazilian penitentiary system is not a contingency of today but of parameters of social-historical continuity, the result of a long historical process originated from the birth of the institution in colonial times. 

Palavras-chaves: prisão, encarceramento em massa, neoliberalismo.

 


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Keywords: prison, mass incarceration, neoliberalism.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32359/debin2020.v3.n10.p37-52



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