Mexico prisoners face severe COVID-19 threat

Government had an 'amnesty plan' to release low-risk prisoners, which has not been approved for implementation yet.

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    Latin American prisons are notorious for being overcrowded and under-resourced. And with COVID -19 hitting the region hard, many are worried about a rapid spread of the virus in jails. In Mexico, the government had an "amnesty plan'' to release low-risk prisoners, which has not been approved for implementation yet.

    Many are worried the government is not taking enough action against the threat of COVID-19 to the country's prisoners.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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