Coalition for a paradigm shift of sentencing and incarceration

What it is

Series of panel discussions bringing together judges, ex-inmates, jail guards, journalists, researchers and representatives of social organizations that focus on criminal justice and assisting inmates. Together, we look for solutions to reduce violence, which is fed by the war on drugs, mass incarceration, the growth of criminal factions inside prisons and the social reintegration of ex-inmates.

Objetive

To create a coalition that works to shift the paradigm of sentencing, incarceration and reintegration of inmates. To restore social peace in Latin America, we believe that it is necessary to improve public policy on public safety and change several pieces of legislation, penal code, and drug laws. The coalition proposes a shift in thinking, spreading ideas that Justice must be at the service of society, and not at the service of vengeance and fear of those impacted by violence. 

 The coalition proposes a shift in thinking, spreading ideas that Justice must be at the service of society

The coalition proposes a shift in thinking, spreading ideas that Justice must be at the service of society

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The second workshop in the series, which was attended by Dr. Drauzio Varella, known for volunteering in prisons and for the books he wrote on the subject, and former Brazilian Minister of Justice José Gregori, among other guests, concluded with concrete solutions to change the views that society has on the topic.

The first meeting of the series, which among other guests included professors Jorge Broide, from PUC of São Paulo, and Silvia Ramos from Cândido Mendes University of Rio de Janeiro, as well as representatives of various social organizations that dedicate themselves to the theme, established the common ground for the search for a new narrative on the issue of human rights within the criminal justice system.

Links

Below are the videos of each participant’s contribution during the first workshop:

José Gregori (ex-Minister of Justice)

Bruno Paes Manso (Journalist, researcher of the Jornalista, pesquisador do Núcleo de Estudos da Violência da USP)

Ana Paula Pellegrino (Instituto Igarapé)

Marina Dias (Advogada, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa)

Jorge Broide (Psicanalista, pesquisador sobre o tema da violência, PUC de São Paulo)

Silvia Ramos (Universidade Cândido Mendes)

Gilda Gouveia (Centro Ruth Cardoso)

Karine Silva (Responsa)

Adriano de Camargo (Prefeitura de São Paulo)

Leonardo Precioso (Instituto Gerando Falcões)

Glória Faria (Instituto Ação Pela Paz)

Reginaldo Lima (Instituto PDR)

Igor Rocha (Diretor de Cultura da Penitenciária Adriano Marrey – São Paulo)