There are many prisons all around the world that are horrible. But the La Joya prison in the Central American country of Panama stands out from all of them. That’s because there is a rule in the country that puts no limit on pre-trial jail time…
“There is no limit to pre-trial detention in practice”, said Juan Carlos Arauz, a Panamanian lawyer and vice president of the National College of Lawyers. He said: “more than 60 percent of the prison population has not been sentenced.“
So in reality, the majority of these prisoners shouldn’t even be here. They have no clue either how long they are going to be in La Joya.
Visit Next Page for Part 2 of ‘Shocking Inside Pictures Of A Panama Jail’