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Prison violence rises in Venezuela

More than an inmate a day died violently in Venezuela’s crowded prisons last year, as riots and weapons trafficking ran rampant behind bars, a human rights group said in an annual report. Some 498 Venezuelan prisoners were killed in riots and other violent acts in 2007, up from 412 in 2006, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons, which has monitored jail conditions in the country for more than five years and conducts regular prison visits. Full Story

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