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Oblate Testifies on Conditions in Brazilian Prisons

March 26th, 2010

Jose de Jesus Filho march 2010

Jose de Jesus Filho, OMI presenting before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission

On Friday, March 19, 2010 in Washington, DC, a group of petitioners, representing various organizations in Brazil, made their case to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission concerning the conditions of overcrowding and the practice of torture in the Brazilian prison system. Jose de Jesus Filho, OMI, represented the Prison Pastoral of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference and participated in the presentation at the hearing.

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