Direitos dos Presos

Heleno Fragoso
Forense, Rio de Janeiro/RJ,
134 pages.
Edited in 1980

The book contains a study by Heleno Fragoso on the legal and criminological perspectives of the subject, as well as a report on the research performed by Yolanda Catão and Elizabeth Sussekind regarding the situation of the prisoners, based on penitentiary institutions for men in Rio de Janeiro. Edited at a time when our country did not even have a law on penal execution, this work exposes the reality of the prison system, shows the slow evolution of the process of recognition of rights to prisoners, and reveals the aporias, idiosyncrasies and hidden purposes of the execution of the criminal penalty.