20 Jun 2023
Viana, Espírito Santo (Brazil)
Killed in custody
The victim was killed in custody. Their identity was not reported.
This Tuesday morning (20), the Secretariat of Justice (Sejus) confirmed that a detainee who was serving a sentence for drug trafficking - Article 33 of Law 11.343/2006 and 217-A of the Penal Code - was killed at the Penitentiary of Medium Security 2, in Complexo de Viana.
The prison unit is exclusive and of reference to the LGBTQIA+ population; the victim declared themself to be a [trans person]. Sejus reported that the occurrence was passed on to the Civil Police for fact-finding and is ongoing.
An inmate was identified as the author of the crime and taken to the Cariacica Regional Police Station to be heard. In addition, the secretariat emphasized that it adopts the appropriate legal procedures for the case and that the fact was communicated to the justice institutions.