The penal system of Venezuela is an embarrassment.
Venezuelan Inmates Reportedly Open A Nightclub Inside Prison
Venezuelan inmates have opened their own nightclub and hosted friends and family at an inaugural bash complete with strippers and a light and sound show, a newspaper reported Saturday.The late-night party highlighted the plight of the crime-ridden country’s overcrowded penal system, where criminals often use bribery and intimidation to exercise virtual control over the facilities built to incarcerate them.The so-called “Yacht Club” at a prison on Margarita Island in the Caribbean boasts “professional sound, spectacular lights, air conditioning, strippers, bad girls and all the toys,” the inmates wrote in an invitation to their opening night gig, according to the El Universel newspaper.The party was attended by friends and relatives of the detainees, who publicized it through messages on social media, the newspaper reported.
It quoted sources in the Ministry of Corrections — which has not yet commented publicly on the incident —…
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