Rights agency says overcrowding in Mexico's prisons at 25 pct; 1 in 4 prisoners without a bed

October 14, 2015 8:45 PM

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MEXICO CITY – A new report by Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says the country's prisons have been overpopulated by about 25 percent continuously during the past 10 years.

The commission's Ruth Villanueva said Wednesday that Mexico's prisons are in a serious crisis.

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