Thiago de Oliveira Gonçalves is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at the University of Montreal. The management issues that have resulted in the increase of the brazillian prison population since the 1990s are the subject of his research. His studies want to propose questions that have arisen in his research of masters degree in Political Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul on the determinants of the drug policies in Brazil. Observing human rights in prisons is a variable to consider when comparing the effectiveness of Brazil’s prison systems with other cases, such as Canada and Latin American countries. He is also an undergraduate in International Relations in Curitiba Universitary Centre.