Report finds women’s prisons ruled by mafias

Women's prisonPulso – Women’s prisons in Mexico are parallel kingdoms ruled by mafias which abuses, it extorts and even prostitutes prisoners who mostly live in overcrowded conditions, with large gaps in hygiene and nutrition, including constant violations of their rights.

So says a report released Sunday by state independent National Human Rights Commission, which analyzed the conditions in 77 of the 102 prisons in the country that are home to a total of 12,690 women.

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