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Student of international development and political science at McGill University. Molly joined the Bouillon to connect with Montreal’s thriving intellectual community and further pursue her interest in writing about mass incarceration and civil liberties. She hopes to become a journalist, and aims to one day live up to the title of muckraker.

Grand Escapes and Crumbling Walls: Inside Latin America’s Prisons

In late January, a violent prison riot broke out in Venezuela’s Uribana prison, killing over 60 inmates and guards. The riot broke out when guards and state authorities attempted to confiscate prisoners’ stockpiles of contraband – primarily weapons – and the prisoners revolted in protest. Recent events in Venezuela are but one example of a regionally pervasive concern : overcrowded and violent prisons. ...

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