It is no secret that the Mexican prison system could use some major improvement. With roughly 200,000 inmates currently behind bars, over-crowding is a main problem and the need for more room is urgent. It seems that on an almost monthly basis, there are new reports of prison riots and inmates dead or injured. While there are 12 new maximum security prisons presently being built and should be ready for use by 2011, one has to wonder if space is the only issue.
The vast majority of inmates currently being … [Read the rest]