Honduras: More than 400 Prisoners Killed in 30 Months

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – At least 435 prisoners died violently in the last 30 months in Honduras, reported the Human Rights Commissioner Ramon Custodio, who also lamented the deaths of three gang members in a riot at the main prison Saturday.

    Custodio said 360 of the deaths were reported in a fire in February in Comayagua Prison Farm. The Commissioner criticized “corruption in the prison system” composed of 24 prisons, home to 12,600 people, when its capacity is for 8,300.

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    Prevails in Honduran prisons overcrowding, overpopulation and hygienic conditions are subhuman, he added. Custodian Honduras regretted that there are no rehabilitation programs for prisoners.

    A report released Friday on the rights of persons deprived of freedom of the Human Rights Commission, Rodrigo Escobar Gil, said that the prison system in Honduras “is dehumanized, impoverished and corrupt” with prisons “are totally contrary to human dignity “.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
    San Jose Costa Rica

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