Venezuela's deadly prison crisis

Overcrowding, estimated at 250 percent, is spilling over from prisons to jails and simple police lock-ups and is exposing prisoners to disease, starvation and violence.

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    Conditions inside Venezuela's jails are notoriously bad, with serious overcrowding and frequent violence.

    But some prisoners have it even worse.

    The lack of space means they are being kept locked up for years in police stations, which are not meant to hold people for more than 48 hours.

     

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Venezuela.


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