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El Chapo Capture Puts Spotlight on State of Mexican Prisons

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Last weekend, Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was arrested after spending 13 years as a fugitive since escaping from prison. In an email interview, David A. Shirk, a political science professor and director of the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego, explained the state of Mexico’s prison system today and whether a Mexican prison could hold Guzman now.

WPR: What is the overall state of Mexico’s prison system in terms of its ability to humanely and securely house prisoners? ...

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