Senate approves urgency to end ‘outside’ for prisoners

Senate approves urgency to end ‘outside’ for prisoners


Voting received only four votes against; project goes for analysis directly in the plenary of the Upper House

Brasilia DF) – The Federal Senate approved, this Wednesday (7), an urgent request to consider the Bill (PL) that ends temporary release, the so-called “saidinhas”, for prisoners. With approval, the matter will not go through the Constitution and Justice Committee of the Upper House, and will be discussed in the plenary.

The text is reported by Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PL-RJ) and was approved by the Senate Public Security Commission (CSP) on Tuesday (6).

Consideration of the project was one of the CSP’s priorities for the beginning of the legislative year. The topic was the subject of disagreement at the end of last year. Parliamentarians disagreed on whether to allow or prohibit going out for prisoners who take professional courses and are in high school or higher education.

The vote was carried out symbolically, and registered only four votes against, from senators Paulo Paim (PT-RS), Jorge Kajuru (PSB-GO), Randolfe Rodrigues (No party-AP) and Zenaide Maia (PSD-RN).


Discussions about the temporary release of prisoners returned to the topic of debate after the death of military police officer Roger Dias da Cunha, aged 29, shot and killed by a criminal in Belo Horizonte (MG). The suspect in carrying out the shooting is a man with 18 police experience, who did not return after temporarily leaving Natal.

Currently, the Criminal Execution Law allows prisoners in a semi-open regime to benefit from temporary release, fulfilling requirements such as good behavior. Outings usually take place on commemorative dates, such as Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas.

Inmates who have committed heinous crimes are not entitled to the benefit. Prisoners must provide the address where they will stay overnight and are prohibited from visiting places such as bars and nightclubs.

*With information from Metrópoles

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