Thursday, February 16, 2012

Most Inmates in Deadly Honduras Prison Fire Were Not Convicted: Government Report

Comayagua, Honduras - The prisoners whose scorched bodies were carried out piece by piece Thursday morning from a charred Honduran prison had been locked inside an overcrowded penitentiary where most inmates had never been charged, let alone convicted, according to an internal Honduran government report obtained by The Associated Press.

More than half of the 856 inmates of the Comayagua farm prison north of the Central American country's capital were either awaiting trial or being held as suspected gang members, according to a report sent by the Honduran government this month to the United Nations....

In this Sept. 2009 satellite image provided by GeoEye, Granja prison, center, is surrounded by residences in Comayahua, Honduras. A fire broke out at the prison late Tuesday Feb. 14, 2012, burning and suffocating inmates in their locked cells and killing as many as 356 people in one of the world's deadliest prison fires in a century, according to authorities. (AP Photo/GeoEye/EyeQ)

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