Project helps in rehabilitation of inmates through sports in Manaus

The idea of ​​organizing a jiu-jitsu championship in a prison unit broke the law academics Fametro.
08/07/2016 15h29 - Updated 8/07/2016 16h19
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The Penal Institute Antonio Trindade (Ipat), She received on the morning of Friday, day 8, 1st Cup BJJ unit. The championship was organized by students of the 9th Law course of the period of the Metropolitan School of Manaus (Fametro), with the support of the State Secretariat of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP). The coordinator of the penitentiary system, Major Amazonas Military Police (PMAM) Lima Júnior accompanied the action with the participation of 26 Pavilion B built unit.

The idea of ​​organizing a jiu-jitsu championship in a prison unit left academic, seeing the lack of sports activities, as a rehabilitation tool for persons deprived of liberty. Professor Tatiana Meirelles France, who teaches the discipline of Penal Execution Law for law school students, He highlighted the importance of the activity as a way to rescue the citizenship and dignity. "When we choose to develop the activity within a prison unit, we think that through this action we would be contributing to strengthen friendship ties between internal, offering better physical condition, besides changing the routine of daily life within the prison. The sport has this power ", said Tatiana.

For Lima Junior Major, the event has contributed as a social inclusion work SEAP has been conducting. "Sports will always be an ally tool in the reintegration process to society, for rescuing values ​​that were forgotten and enable show other ways in achieving a better life ", said the head of the penitentiary system.

O Ipat, currently has 948 internal, It was the first unit to receive the championship. The academics of the project is to extend the activity to other prisons in the capital in the coming months.

The Secretary of State for Prison Administration, Pedro Florencio, emphasizes the partnership with academic institutions to practice sports nature activities, cultural e social. "The SEAP has invested in partnerships with Fametro, Federal University of Amazonas (I trust), University of the State of Amazonas (UEA) and other institutions of higher education. The support and space that we are giving the classes of several courses have exceeded expectations, because we are introducing new activities that build team spirit and intellect of convicts ", said Secretary.

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