Overcrowding in Prisons Raises Concern


Brazil has the one of the world’s highest prison populations, with some of the most overcrowded jails.

Over the last year, there have been over 200 documented murders of inmates inside Brazilian prisons. Human rights groups say an urgent overhaul is required. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports from the central prison in Porto Allegre.

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Half of the world’s prison population is held in just three countries: the United States, China and Russia. Rates of incarceration are highest in the United States, where more than two million people are imprisoned. To discuss these issues, anchor Mike Walter is joined by Adam Gelb from the Pew Charitable Trusts.