I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m so glad Joran van der Sloot is out of the reach of American court system. This means he’s also out of the reach of the ACLU and every human rights agency.
According to the state department’s web site, prisons in Peru are in less than stellar conditions:
“Prison conditions were harsh for the 44,800 inmates, of whom 2,794 were women. The National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) operated 56 of the country’s 71 active prisons, and the National Police of Peru (PNP) has jurisdiction over the rest. Prisoners with money had access to cell phones, illegal drugs, and meals prepared outside the prison.
Conditions were poor to extremely harsh in facilities for prisoners who lacked funds. Overcrowding, poor sanitation, and inadequate nutrition and health care were serious problems. Inmates had intermittent access to running water, bathing facilities were inadequate, kitchen facilities were unhygienic, and prisoners slept in hallways and common areas for lack of cell space. Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS reportedly remained at near-epidemic levels. The San Juan de Lurigancho men’s prison held 9,874 prisoners in a facility designed for 3,204.
…..Conditions were especially harsh in maximum-security facilities located at high altitudes. The high-security prison in the jungle area of Iquitos was in poor condition and was under renovation. During the year the PNP transferred responsibility for operating the facility to INPE. Prison guards and fellow inmates reportedly abused prisoners. There were deaths of inmates in prisons, most attributed to fellow inmates, but some were due to negligence by guards.”
No cable tv, no commisary, no conjugal visits.. So much better than the death penalty which would be an easy way out for scum like van der Sloot, a lifetime in a Peruvian jail will make him wish he was dead.
Let van der Sloot feel what it’s like to suffer the way the Hollaway family suffers and the family of his latest victim, Stephany Flores. Daddy isn’t around to help you out now Joran.
Where he’s awaiting trial is no picnic either. 600 inmates sharing less than a dozen showers, once a week. Each shower holds only 15 minutes of water. No toilets, just a hole in the ground. Their food is prepared in vats with water from hoses coming out of the ground. Now that’s a prison.
I’m so sick of those convicted of heinous crimes being coddled. If they feel slighted, they just sue and sue again wasting a tremendous amount of time, tying up the court system and wasting tax dollars.
I’d love to see the death penalty abolished and replaced with life in hard labor camps – gulag style with no possibility of parole. No visitors, no creature comforts.
I realize that as long as we have bleeding hearts for the most abhorrent of criminals it’ll remain a dream, but one can always hope.