Dossiê Itamaracá: cotidiano e resistência dos presos políticos da Penitenciária Barreto Campelo, na Ilha de Itamaracá-PE (1973-1979)


IBICT - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia




The core issue of this Masters dissertation is the resistance experience socialized in the daily life of the political prisoners at the Barreto Campelo prison on Itamaracá Island, in the state of Pernambuco, from 1973 to 1979, during the civil-military dictatorship in Brazil. By means of Oral History, the analysis of a rich document and photo archive belonging to the six former political prisoners interviewed for this research, as well as reports produced by DOPS (Political and Social Order Department Intelligence Department during Dictatorship) of the State of Pernambuco, the study analyses two key dimensions of this resistance movement born and developed in the Brazilian jail. The first of them concerns to the resistance struggle against various rights violations, to mechanisms imposed by the repressive apparatus of the State in prisons, and the creation of survival strategies, identity reorganization and rearticulation of collective political power of these individuals. The second dimension focuses on the articulation of these struggles with external social movements. It examines how, in defending without hesitation the recognition of the political prisoners conditions and denouncing the arbitrariness of the regime then in power, the mobilisation of the collective of Itamaracá goes well beyond the prison walls and establishes links with many political prisons of the country, strengthens the link with human rights groups and constitutes - along with Women s Movement and the Brazilian Amnesty Committees, MDB (Brazilian Democratic Movement party), OABs (Brazilian Bar Associations), exiled Brazilians, families of the dead and missing, students and workers organisations, as well as the Commission of Justice and Peace of Archdioceses in some states one of the main actors of the opposition forces against the Brazilian dictatorship for the democratisation of the country in the late 1970s. In a year that the Truth Commissions start to operate in the country, focusing on the experiences of the former political prisoners of Itamaracá, the research seeks to contribute in the extension of social memory on current issues of this historical process over the recent past but also PRESENT - of - political authoritarianism and human rights violations in the country


historia penitenciária barreto campelo presos políticos ditadura resistência memória barreto campelo prison facility political prisoners dictatorship resistance memory

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