A Jail in Colombia (2002)

Original title: La Modelo: la prison de Bogota

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Genre: Documentary
People: Paul Comiti Jhon Jairo Velásquez

A look inside the La Modelo prison in Bogota. Colombia. Called a "model" prison by Colombian officials the prison in reality is controlled more by the prisoners, than theguards. With 5000 prisoners for 2400 spots, and not more than 150 security guardsassigned to the prison. The prison is awash in violence, and drugs. Last year, 162 prisoners were killed there. The prison is controlled by three criminal groups: members of the guerrilla movement, paramilitary forces, and cocaine traffickers. They have broken the prison up into three different territories and each group has it's own security forces, defending it's own territory.