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Honduras Prison

Inmates Control All 24 Prisons In This Country

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduras' 24 prisons are controlled by inmates because the state has abandoned its role in rehabilitating people convicted of...

LOOK: Inside Honduras' Deadly Prisons

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Inside one of Honduras' most dangerous and overcrowded prisons, inmates operate a free-market bazaar, selling everyth...

Armed Inmates Riot And Start Prison Fire

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — At least 13 people died during an uprising by armed inmates at a Honduran prison Thursday, one of them decapitated and t...

Recent Prison Tragedies Highlight Multi-National Justice Issue

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
Ron Nikkel

The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.

International Forensics Teams Offer Help In Prison Inferno Probe

AP | By FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Countries are reaching out to Honduras after its deadly prison fire, sending medical aid and forensic doctors, with the Unite...

WATCH: Honduras Prison Inferno Video

Posted 02.16.2012 | World

The first video footage purporting to show the Honduras prison fire captures a sustained fireball on a black night backdrop. Throughout the nearly sev...

Chaos Inside Burning Barracks

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press COMAYAGUA, Honduras — Hector Daniel Martinez was asleep in a small metal bed, one of dozens stacked so hig...

Honduras: Inmates Escape, Set Fire To Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Police say escaped inmates set fire to a prison, a public market and a cultural center in western Honduras before author...