Breaking Prison Walls in Portugal: Early Release of Prisoners Through Electronic Monitoring

February 12, 2019

When Portugal’s prisons exceeded their capacity by 7%, the Portuguese Ministry of Justice made the executive decision to eliminate the issue of overcrowding by providing the offenders with alternative sentencing which would allow for them to continue with their daily lives while ensuring the safety of society.

When Portugal’s prisons exceeded their capacity by 7%, the Portuguese Ministry of Justice made the executive decision to eliminate the issue of overcrowding by providing the offenders with alternative sentencing which would allow for them to continue with their daily lives while ensuring the safety of society.