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Inside a Panamanian Prison: Portrait of a Flawed Legal System

As Panama reels from outrage at legal loopholes that help the world's wealthy hide their cash, inmates at the capital's La Joya prison are paying a heavy price for flaws elsewhere in the Central American nation's justice system. Housed in makeshift cells because of heavy overcrowding, living in grimy conditions and with limited medical attention, many prisoners languish for years without being sentenced. A 2014 report by Open Society Foundations found Panama had the...

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