Venezuelan Inmates Reportedly Open A Nightclub Inside Prison
The late-night party highlighted the plight of the crime-ridden country's overcrowded penal system, where criminals often use bribery and intimidation to exercise virtual control over the facilities built to incarcerate them.The so-called "Yacht Club" at a
The party was attended by friends and relatives of the detainees, who publicized it through messages on social media, the newspaper reported.
It quoted sources in the Ministry of Corrections -- which has not yet commented publicly on the incident -- as saying the party lasted from Thursday night until the early morning hours on Friday.
A non-governmental agency, the Venezuelan Prison Observatory, estimates the country's jails house 48,000 prisoners, nearly three times the official capacity of around 16,500.