Dozens of inmates were killed in a wave of violence that swept across Honduran prisons in recent weeks, as rival gangs staged a series of bloody riots. In an interview, Eric L. Olson explains why years of government reform efforts have failed to address gang-driven violence in Honduras’ penal system.
Prison Conditions and Criminal Justice Policy
Sixty-two people are dead following a brutal riot at a prison in Altamira, in northern Brazil’s Para state. In an interview, Robert Muggah explains why deadly prison riots are so common in Brazil and why President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledges to crack down on violent crime will probably only make the problem worse.