Conflict & Justice

Prison Conditions in Honduras


Ron Nikkel, president of Prison Fellowship International. (Photo:

More than 300 inmates were killed Tuesday at Comayagua prison in Honduras.

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Injured prisoners and dead bodies are still being brought out.

Sadly, the conditions that led to that hellish tragedy are not unique to that jail in Comayagua, Honduras.

Overcrowded prisons are the norm there and safety standards are rarely followed.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Ron Nikkel, president of Prison Fellowship International, a faith-based organization promoting prison reform.