Prisons in Honduras

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Prisons in Honduras house an estimated 12,000 prisoners in Honduras, with a general population of 8 million.[1] There have been a number of massacres, including 69 people killed in a rural prison outside La Ceiba called La Granja (The Farm) in April 2003.[2] On April 26, 2008, 9 people were massacred in a prison located in the center of San Pedro Sula.[3] On May 3, 2008, 18 prisoners were massacred in a prison to the north of Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.[4] Due to problems with street gangs, prisoners are divided into 3 groups: Maras (active gang members), Pesetas (former gang members) and paisas (those who have never been in a gang before their incarceration).

Actual population[edit]

Establishment
Penitenciary
Materials
of its
structure
Year
of
construction
Population
in
2013
Number
of
places
Over-population
Centro Penal de Yoro Adobe, wood and tile 1870 191 150 27%
Centro Penal de Trujillo Adobe, brick and lamina 1890 309 120 158%
Centro Penal de La Ceiba Adobe, wood and tile 1906 284 100 184%
Centro Penal La Esperanza, Intibucá Adobe, wood, tile 1937 301 100 201%
Centro Penal de Santa Bárbara Adobe, wood and tile 1940 195 70 179%
Centro Penal de Puerto Cortés Block, brick and tile 1950 153 50 '206%
Penitencieria Nacional de San Pedro Sula Adobe. brick and lamina 1953 2216 800 177%
Centro Penal de Olanchito Block, brick and lamina 1961 144 60 140%
Centro Penal de Puerto Lempira Block, wood and lamina 1967 61 20 205%
P.N. Femenina Block, concrete, lamina, brick 1974 164 200 n/a
Centro Penal de Marcala Block, brick and lamina 1975 123 120 2%
Centro Penal de Tela Block, brick and lamina 1975 123 160 n/a
Centro Penal de El Progreso Block, brick and lamina 1976 402 120 253%|-
Centro Penal de Comayagua Block, concrete, lamina, brick 1978 471 240 96%
Centro Penal de Nacaome Block. concrete, lamina and brick 1978 220 120 83%
Centro Penal de Danlí Block, concrete, lamina, brick 1980 482 240 101%
Centro Penal de Santa Rosa de Copán Block, brick and tile 1980 602 240 151%
P. N. de El Porvenir, La Ceiba Block, concrete, lamina and brick 1980 445 240 85%
P.N. de La Paz Block, concrete, lamina and brick 1984 208 120 73%
P.N. Marco Aurelio Soto Block, concrete, lamina and brick 1998 2,844 2,500 90%
P.N. de Choluteca Block, concrete, lamina and brick 2001 562 800 n/a
Centro Penal de Ocotepeque Block, concrete, and brick 2001 158 153 5%
P.N. de Gracias, Lempira Block, concrete, lamina, brick 2002 561 600 n/a
P.N. de Juticalpa Block, concrete and lamina 2007 454 800 n/a
Total - - 11709 8120 Unoccupied 697

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asesinato de reo refleja crisis carcelaria en Honduras
  2. ^ Inicia juicio histórico
  3. ^ Nine killed in Honduras jail riot
  4. ^ Ex pandilleros presos matan a 18 reclusos en cárcel hondureña

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