Group: Prison violence increasing in Venezuela

“The number of killings inside Venezuela’s notoriously prisons has increased this year even as President Hugo Chavez faces mounting pressure to curtail the violence as he campaigns for re-election, according to a human rights group.

Riots and clashes between rival gangs in Venezuelan prisons left 304 dead inmates during the first half of 2012, a 15 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory, which tracks the violence.”

Read more: http://www.correctionsone.com/riots/articles/5910167-Group-Prison-violence-increasing-in-Venezuela/

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