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SOUTH AMERICAN PRISONS
South America has some of the most notoriously bad prisons in the world! Known for poor conditions, riots, corruption, many are run by gangs who control every aspect of existence.

The prison riots, mostly over poor conditions have been frequent & brutal, as the graphic images of Carandru prison show.

The first hand experiences of prisoners indicate voilence and corruption at a level uncontrolled by the prison administration.

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EXPERIENCES AND STORIES
  • The Terence Donaldson Story - Letter from a man who has just been released after serving three out of fours years in the prison HMP Glendairy, Barbados where there was a riot and the prison burned down.
    UPDATE: New story released by Terence Donaldson
  • Tale of two prisons - Terrence Donaldson
  • Poor Conditions in in Latin American and Caribbean prisons

  • BARBADOS PRISONS
    JAMAICAN PRISONS
    Read about Terence Donaldson from the UK who has just been released after serving three out of fours years in the prison - HMP Glendairy, Barbados where there was a riot and the prison burned down.
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  • Prison conditions also posed a problem in Jamaica. The parliamentary ombudsman reported in 1986 that prison conditions had deteriorated further since 1984, when he had released a study detailing the deplorable facilities and degrading conditions
  • Prison Info
  • ARGENTINA PRISON
    BRAZIL PRISONS
    ARGENTINA Argentina has many prisons in various conditions. Coruption is reported to be rife and riots are common.
  • Prison Information
  • BRAZIL Brazil is know for its beautiful tourist spots, and its terrible prisons. Some prisons have no-go areas that are run by criminals and conditions are so bad that prisoners regularly riot.
  • Prison Info
  • CUBAN PRISONERS
    GUANTANAMO BAY PRISONERS
    CUBAN Cuban prisons are notorious for their poor dietary and sanitary conditions, as well as overcrowding & inhumane treatment.
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  • At present there are two Australians, two Britons and 12 Kuwaitis among the many others who are being held in the legal limbo no-mans-land of Guantanimo Bay Prison Camp.

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  • COLOMBIAN PRISONERS
    OTHER STH AMERICAN COUNTRIES
    COLOMBIA Colombia’s prison population is 70,000 about double that for which the infra-structure was designed.Overcrowding severely impedes the capacity of staff to maintain control. There are cases of prisoners being kidnapped and held to ransom by other prisoners in ‘no go areas’. Brutal conditions have produced a murder rate of one prisoner a day.
  • Prison Info
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
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