Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Prison Crisis in Latin America

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is calling for a reform of the judicial system, as one of the causes of overcrowding is the excessive application of pre-trial detention.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Latin American prisons, the danger for inmates is becoming increasingly acute due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. Central America is now also affected, where there are almost a thousand prisoners infected.

The peak is yet to come, observers . . .

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