This article thematizes the relationships between the various areas of knowledge and their professional working in criminal enforcement in the Brazilian prison system. The issue is relevant because it is assumed that the redefinition of these areas of knowledge can change the way we do education and work management within the prison. The thesis to be explored in the article questions the epistemological subordination of human, social and biological sciences to legal science as a cause of epistemological fragmentation of knowledge, which corresponds to fragmentation of professional specialties as well as the fragmentation of policies, programs, projects and actions for the treatment of persons deprived of liberty. The conclusion of the article points to the need for a political pedagogical project that will link and integrate the existing knowledge in prison and the work of different professionals, mainly because of the profile of the change of the population served and the understanding that all knowledge is useful and necessary for the education of persons deprived of liberty.
Penitentiary system; Work; Education; Relationship between sciences; Epistemological subordination