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Dominican Republic's Draconian Gang Laws Lead To Immolation Of 134 Trapped Prisoners

LADB Article ID: 52125
Category/Department: Dominican Republic
Date: 2005-03-10
By: LADB Staff

Yet another chapter in the history of deplorable prison conditions and mishandling of the gang problem in the region opened in the Dominican Republic March 7 when a prison fire claimed the lives of at least 134 prisoners.

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