Mark Ungar

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As devastating as it was, the fire last week at the Comayagua prison in Honduras, which killed more than 300 inmates,  was not the country’s first such disaster.

In April 2003, nearly 70 inmates perished in a fire at El Porvenir prison on the country’s north coast, and just over a year later more than 100 inmates were killed by a fire in an overcrowded prison in San Pedro Sula, Honduras’s second-largest city.  In each of the three deadly blazes — among the worst prison fires in recent history — it appears that a country intent on locking up criminal suspects allowed them to die rather than be freed.…  Seguir leyendo »