Bolivia's open-jail policy under scrutiny | News | Al Jazeera

Bolivia's open-jail policy under scrutiny

Government prohibits children over 11 to stay in prison with their parents, following rape of 12-year-old girl.

    The case of a 12-year-old girl who says she was repeatedly raped in prison has prompted a heated public debate in Bolivia.

    The country allows children to serve jail time with parents who have committed a crime. More than 2,000 children are currently living in this way, sharing cramped cells with other adults.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Cochabamba.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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