Reportage female prison in Rio de Janeiro, Italian magazine "Internazionale"
The Amanda and Daniela’s is a typical story of a Brazilian female penitentiary. The index of lesbianism in the Brazilian prison reaches the 75% of prisoners. The women prisoners are often abandoned from their families and do not receive any visit on Sunday: that’s the main reason of lesbian relationship.  Many of them have their husbands imprisoned as well or they are wanted men. 93% of ex female détentes back to crime once left the penitentiary. 52% of the women are involved in narco-traffic smuggling, the rest of them in robbery and kidnapping. Mostly of the women are poor, illiterate and involve in crime because they are not any chance to get a normal job in the society. Mostly of them are 25 - 30 years old. They live alone and often with sons. The Brazilian women have started a new role in the modern society, but this means a stronger presence in the crime too. “The women penitentiary – says Marcos Pinheiro da Silva, the Director of Tlavaera Bruce prison – are much more complicated to direct. Women accept less than men the condition of detention”. (image by Giuseppe Bizzarri)
Reportage female prison in Rio de Janeiro, Italian magazine "Internazionale" The Amanda and Daniela’s is a typical story of a Brazilian female penitentiary. The index of lesbianism in the Brazilian prison reaches the 75% of prisoners. The women prisoners are often abandoned from their families and do not receive any visit on Sunday: that’s the main reason of lesbian relationship. Many of them have their husbands imprisoned as well or they are wanted men. 93% of ex female détentes back to crime once left the penitentiary. 52% of the women are involved in narco-traffic smuggling, the rest of them in robbery and kidnapping. Mostly of the women are poor, illiterate and involve in crime because they are not any chance to get a normal job in the society. Mostly of them are 25 - 30 years old. They live alone and often with sons. The Brazilian women have started a new role in the modern society, but this means a stronger presence in the crime too. “The women penitentiary – says Marcos Pinheiro da Silva, the Director of Tlavaera Bruce prison – are much more complicated to direct. Women accept less than men the condition of detention”. (taken 04/01/08)
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