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Venezuela Prison

Why Are Venezuelan Prisoners Sewing Their Mouths Shut?

The Atlantic | Julie Turkewitz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Venezuela may have the worst prisons in Latin America. The country's 30 or so facilities were built for 12,000 inmates, but hold nearly four times tha...

UN: 'Alarming' Levels Of Violence In Venezuelan Prisons

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.01.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government is facing mounting criticism from activists and the U.N. human rights office for its handling of the...

Inmates Evacuated Following Deadly Prison Riot (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where 61 were reported killed in one of the deadliest...

55 Dead After Prison Riot In Venezuela

AP | JORGE RUEDA and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's top prisons official said the government was evacuating a prison Saturday after a deadly riot that reportedly left d...

GUNFIRE INSIDE PRISON

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Gunfire erupted on Thursday inside a Venezuelan prison where armed inmates have prevented security forces from retaking control ...

Gunfire Erupts At Venezuelan Prison

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Gunfire erupted at a Venezuelan prison on Tuesday, prompting National Guard troops to use tear gas as they sought to take b...

Hundreds Storm Venezuelan Prison

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — More than 950 relatives of inmates are refusing to leave a Venezuelan prison in a protest to demand faster trial for inmate...

Police Cells Fill Up As Venezuelan Prisons Halt Admissions

Posted 10.11.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Holding cells in Venezuelan police stations have begun to fill up a week after a government order to temporarily halt new a...

1 Killed, 19 Hurt After Troops Storm Venezuela Prison

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

GUATIRE, Venezuela — Thousands of National Guard troops stormed a Venezuelan prison Friday seeking to disarm inmates days after a bloody riot, s...