LGBTs in prisons are a topic that divides opinions, but one that should always surface with an emphasis on public policy committed to changing this scenario. We have already reported the dilemma of some LGBTs in prison, whether they are being retaliated against by other prisoners through vexing comments, or even physical aggression.
This time, the ministry led by Damares Alves decided to conduct a survey to assess the situation of LGBTs within prisons. In all, 31 Brazilian prisons were visited by the consultant of the portfolio of the Directorate for the Promotion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite and Transgender Rights, the Doctor of Education Gustavo Passos. The result will be announced in the coming days.
Considered one of the most admired women in the country, Damares is the 2nd highest rated in the government.
“It was not a ward, it was a cell with 33 people. There were many complaints at the same time. When I came back, I thought about developing something, because we have the same problem all over Brazil, ”said Marina Reidel, a transsexual teacher who works in this direction.
“We need something more assertive in order to normalize these issues. Is it better to have wards in prisons? Then we will have. Today, it is not in all prisons that we have LGBT wards or cells, and it is a population that suffers two or three times more than the population on the street. If on the street you already suffer violence, imagine in the prison system ”, reiterates Marina Gazette of the People.