Julita Lemgruber

Julita Lemgruber is a sociologist, former Director of the Prison System and former Police Ombudsman in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a Master’s degree from IUPERJ, she has published the books Cemetery of the Living, Who Guards the Guardians?, and many other papers on the police, prisons and alternative sentences. Formerly a member of the National Council for Criminal and Penitentiary Policy in the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, she is now a member of the Board of the International Center for Prison Studies and of the Altus Global Alliance, non-governmental organizations based, respectively, in London and in The Hague.