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Massive jailbreaks in Mexico. Prison riots in Venezuela, and fires in Honduras. Latin America's prisons are overcrowded, out of control and ready to burst. In this in-depth series, GlobalPost goes inside some of the Americas' most violent prisons to investigate a correctional system that has gone horribly wrong.
Prison overcrowding is a major concern throughout much of the Americas. GlobalPost maps out prison populations and capacity by country.
(All data was provided by the UK's International Center for Prison Studies)