Association for Prison Reform at University Candido Mendes


The Association for Prison Reform (ARP) assesses the impact of legal aid on the rights of pretrial prisoners in ten police stations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ARP studies whether early legal aid affects the progress of criminal proceedings, the possibility of awaiting judgment in liberty, and the type of penalty imposed at the end of cases. In addition, they obtain information on the socioeconomic profile of pretrial detainees, and describe current conditions of incarceration.