Brazil need its own military prison as the UNITED states's Guantanamo bay in Cuba.
It says Wilson Witzel, who is one of the newly ordained president Jair Bolsonaros close allies, on the night of Friday Danish time.
It writes the AFP news agency.
- We need to be able to place the terrorists in a place far away from the rest of society, says Witzel, in a speech to the police in Rio de Janeiro.
Wilson Witzel was earlier in the week set apart as the governor of the state.
He supports Jair Bolsonaros tough stance against criminals, and has previously come up with controversial statements.
Among other things he has said, that parts of the police should be allowed to shoot armed criminals even if they do not pose a direct threat.
In January 2017 signed president Donald Trump made a decree, that means that the controversial detention camp in southeastern Cuba remains open.
Thus did the president up with his predecessor Barack Obama's promise to close the base. Obama had to settle with reducing the number of inmates from 242 to 41 in the course of his eight years in The White House, writes the news agency Reuters.
the detention center was established in 2002 under president George W. Bush's administration and has since generated much international condemnation for violating human rights.
It was intended for foreign suspected terrorists after the attack on the World Trade Center the year before.
The most famous of the prisoners and the man behind the attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He was captured during a raid in Pakistan in 2003, when he was 39 years old. Today, he is 54.