Agencia EFEJanuary 23, 2014 17:35
Caracas, Jan 23 (EFE).- Discotheques have long operated inside Venezuelan penitentiaries, the head of the country's prison service said Thursday in response to a public uproar over the death of a young man after partying at a disco behind bars.
"The scandal (regarding) if 'there are discotheques in the prisons.' The discos in the prisons have always existed, at least since the revolution (1999, when leftist Hugo Chavez became president). Regrettably, it's a perversion," Iris Varela told reporters from a prison in the eastern state of Anzoategui.