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HIGA, GUSTAVO LUCAS  and  ALVAREZ, MARCOS CÉSAR. Humanização das prisões e pânicos morais: notas sobre as “Serpentes Negras”. Estud. av. [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.96, pp.69-90.  Epub Aug 12, 2019. ISSN 1806-9592.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s0103-4014.2019.3396.0006.

This paper sheds light on some analytical and empirical elements of a dispute that occurred in São Paulo under the Franco Montoro administration. During that time, the “humanization of prisons” movement was the subject of a series of accusations regarding the existence of a group organized by prisoners, called the “Black Serpents”. The group supposedly benefitted from the humanization policies in state prisons. The denunciation of the “Black Serpents” - analyzed here from the perspective of the sociological concept of “moral panic” - was a key event in the political struggle that was then being waged around democratic reforms, with undeniable repercussions on contemporary political discourse.

Keywords : Moral panic; Black Serpents; Human rights; Humanization polices; Prisons.

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