Women in Colombian Prison Are Put in Beauty Pageant
Women in Colombian Prison Are Put in Beauty Pageant
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/30/2013 - 14:52

When it comes to prison beauty pageants, one particular holding site in Bogota, Colombia goes all out -- and each and every single inmate is given the opportunity to participate.

Bogota's Buen Pastor prison, which houses 2,222 female inmates, has been hosting beauty pageants for about 18 years, and they allow women of any age to participate.


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Undocumented Immigrants Await Deportation in Arizona
Immigrants Generate Big Profits for Prison Companies
By Samantha Leal | 08/03/2012 - 09:35

The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, and prison companies are reaping the benefits, says a new Associated Press review. The review shows that the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contirbuting to compaigns.


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Jason Puracel, American prisoner in Nicaragua
American Man Held in Prison in Nicaragua -- "I Am 100% Innocent"
By Samantha Leal | 06/18/2012 - 09:48

An American man imprisoned in a Nicaraguan cell claims his innocence and attributes his survival thus far to "crackers and peanuts and raisins" in an exclusive phone conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper


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23 People Killed During Mexican Prison Riot
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/21/2010 - 12:48

A prison in the northern Mexican state of Durango housing 2,025 inmates exploded in a wave of violence Wednesday morning, leaving at least 23 prisoners dead.


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Prison Release Delayed for Rapper Shyne
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/07/2009 - 09:53

Belizean rapper Shyne, born Jamal Barrow, was set to be released from prison Tuesday after serving more than 9 years of a 10-year sentence for his part in the 2001 Club New York shooting involving Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez. However, Barrow’s release is now on hold by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, MTV News reports.


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Benicio del Toro Takes on Role as Drama Teacher for Puerto Rican Inmates
By Christine Estevez | 07/07/2009 - 11:30

Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro offered tips and encouragement to a group of jailed theater-lovers at a Puerto Rican prison on Monday.

The boricua actor interrupted his vacation on the Isla del Encanto for a talk at Bayamon Regional Prison just outside the island's capital of San Juan. Del Toro spoke to the inmates, emphasizing the importance of literacy to their rehabilitation, and explained how reading has been crucial to his own growth as an actor.


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Senate Votes Against Funding Guantanamo Closure
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 14:00

The Senate has denied President Barack Obama's request for 80 million dollars to be alloted to facilitate the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp located on the Eastern coast of Cuba.


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