Honduras jail visit exposes poor conditions

As funerals for dead inmates in Comayagua prison fire commence, Marcala jail allows cameras in for first time.

    " />" />

    Families of 350 inmates killed in a prison fire in Honduras have been mourning the loss of their loved ones.

    The disaster, which took place in Comayagua on February 14, has drawn international attention to the justice system and prisoner conditions in Honduras.

    The country's 24 jails are all considered overcrowded, underfunded and chronically corrupt.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Marcala.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.