LGBTI prisoners, who typically suffer from violence and prejudice in the Brazilian prison system, will now be able to serve their terms in a separate facility. The innovative idea was put into practice in the state of Ceará on the northeast of Brazil. The non-heteronormative inmates will be transferred to Irmã Imelda Lima Pontes prison situated on the outskirts of the state's capital Fortaleza, which can accommodate 200 people. Currently, there are 150 homosexuals imprisoned there, along with elderly prisoners and prisoners with disabilities.
August 25 / Sputnik News