Peru: Overcrowding in prisons
08-04-2014 Photo gallery
Overcrowding occurs when a prison’s population exceeds its capacity. Overcrowding in Peru’s 68 prisons stands at 119%, according to official figures. A round-table debate on emergency measures to address the prison overcrowding crisis was held in January 2014 and attended by high-level government officials and representatives of civil society. Please click below to see a slideshow of the crowded conditions in Sarita Colonia Prison, Callao district, Lima.