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Colombia : Colombia Raids 'Luxury' Prison Wing

Source - Insight Crime

Colombia's prison authorities have moved to "retake" a section of the country's most notorious prison, after reports emerged of the luxury lifestyles of the wealthy inmates living there. Colombia's National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (INPEC) raided what is popularly known as the "parapolitics" wing of Bogota's La Picota prison, following revelations that one inmate, corrupt contractor Emilio Tapia, had remodelled his cell, reported El Tiempo.

Tapia had reportedly put in new flooring, painted the walls, and installed a hot water shower and TV.

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