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New Prison For The Baddest Of The Baddest In Costa Rica

The Ministry of Justice announced it will spend US$16 million dollars to be built a new maximum-security prison to house 320 of the most dangerous criminals in Costa Rica. Currently, the baddest of the baddest are housed in an 80 bed unit of the...

Marijuana filled corn flakes

Breakfast of champions almost took a new meaning in La Reforma prison, authorities finding marijuana hidden in flakes of corn cereal. The illegal drug was being introduced Thursday morning into the prison by a 46-year-old man identified by his last name Agüero Solano who wanted...

In the La Modelo prison “there is a fury, especially against female visitors”

Dr. Carla Sequeira, director of the area of complaints area of the Permanent Commission of Human Rights, has received a series of complaints about overreaching imposed by the staff of the La Modelo prison against family members who come to see imprisoned protesters. Relatives visiting...

Argument Outside La Reforma Prison Ended in Shooting

A fight ended in gunfire outside the La Reforma prison in Alajuela. The incident happened after 3:00 in the afternoon Thursday. According to Pablo Bertozzi, director of the Penitentiary Police, at the main entrance to the prison center, "a subject who claims to be the...

War and Drug Trafficking in Colombia Prison System

La Picota prison in Bogota, ColombiaTODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Colombia’s prisons are a reflection of the multiple conflicts that have plagued the country for the last half-century. Paramilitaries, guerrillas and drug trafficking groups have vied for control of the jails where they can continue to...

62 Year-old Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail For Touching A Woman’s Buttocks While Riding The Bus

Q COSTA RICA - A 62 year-old man will be spending the next three years and eight months in prison for touching the buttocks of a female passenger while riding the bus. According to a press release by the Ministerio Público (Public Prosecutor's Office), the...

Legislator Proposes Rehabilitating San Lucas Island To Solve Costa Rica’s Prison Overcrowding

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has a prison overcrowding problem. And while lawmakers debate a solution, from building more prison to the current practice of releasing inmates to halfway houses, there is one prison, an old and infamous prison that could be restored and put...

Former President Laura Chinchilla Upset At Nicaragua’s Detention and Torture of Ticos

(qCOSTARICA) - Upset and indignant is the reaction by former President Laura Chinchilla following reports of Costa Ricans being held detained and even imprisoned in the infamous El Chipote by the government Daniel Ortega, in Nicaragua. The former president's reaction refers to a publication in...

Father Goes To Jail For Third Time For Child Support Debt

(qCOSTARICA) Jorge Pita, 70, today sits in a jail cell in La Reforma prison, for the third time in the past 18 months, for failure to pay support to his estranged wife, child support and tuition fees at a private school for his 11-year-old...

Prison Must Provide Good Mattresses For Conjugal Visits

(QCOSTARICA) Unhygienic, broken, dirty and without any blanket or foam liner, inmates of La Reforma prison described to the Constitutional Court, the conditions of the mattresses they must share with their partners during conjugal visits. After hearing theirs stories, the country's highest court ordered the...

One Doctor For Every 5.000 Inmates In Costa Rica’s Overcrowded Prison System

(QCOSTARICA) Six doctors for every 4.984 prisoners in the country's five most overcrowded prisons is the word from the Defensora de los Habitantes (Ombudswoman), Montserrat Solano. The Ombudswoman made her complaint to the Ministerio de Justicia* (Ministry of Justice) public Wednesday afternoon, in asking authorities...

Costa Rica To Build New Prison To Relieve Serious Overpopulation

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica plans to construct a new US$20 million prison on the grounds of the present La Reforma Prison to help relieve its serious glut of facilities by convicted criminals. The new prison is projected to hold 1,600 convicts and to offer...

Costa Rica To Spend $207 Million For New Prisons And Expanion Of La Reforma

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Justice* (Ministerio de Justicia) has announced that it will invest US$20 million to expand La Reforma prison and another US$187 million in seven new prisons The works to La Reforma prison consist of construction of an additional 24 modules, while...

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