The Resource Lockdown : inside Brazil's most dangerous prison, Drauzio Varella

Lockdown : inside Brazil's most dangerous prison, Drauzio Varella

Label
Lockdown : inside Brazil's most dangerous prison
Title
Lockdown
Title remainder
inside Brazil's most dangerous prison
Statement of responsibility
Drauzio Varella
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
The Carandiru House of Detention, in the teeming city of Sao Paulo, was the largest and most crowded prison in Latin America. Known as the 'Old House', it was also highly unusual in the way it was governed. Closed to the outside world, and even largely to the wardens, it was run almost entirely by the inmates themselves, who created a unique society complete with politics, hierarchies and a system of justice. In 1989, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in Brazil, with only a handful of physicians attempting to treat an inmate population of over 7,000, the medical situation at Carandiru was dire. A city doctor, Drauzio Varella, volunteered his time at Carandiru over the course of thirteen years, in an effort to combat the rampant disease. As he gained the inmates' trust he was given access to their society, where he was overwhelmed by the profound humanity and freedom of spirit shown by these men, despite their terrible crimes and the inhuman conditions in which they lived. Lockdown is Varella's powerful depiction of life on the inside, wherein he recounts the prisoners' colourful and surprising stories. The book ends with the massacre by the police of the prisoners that ultimately brought down the 'Old House'
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
365.6667092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8844
Literary form
non fiction
Lockdown : inside Brazil's most dangerous prison, Drauzio Varella
Label
Lockdown : inside Brazil's most dangerous prison, Drauzio Varella
Publication
Note
Originally published : in Brazil as 'Estacao carandiru' by Companhia das Letras c1999
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14321395
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781849838658
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO614879
  • (OCoLC)804977759
  • (Nz)14321395

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