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Bolivia’s bishops call for prison reform following violence

Catholic World News - August 26, 2013

Violence among inmates at a prison near Bolivia’s largest city claimed the lives of 29, including the life of a child, according to a Reuters report.

Following the incident, Bolivia’s episcopal conference stated that it “condemns violence, wherever it comes from, and in all its forms” and offered “to provide timely assistance for the necessary reforms to the judicial and prison system, in order to address the structural causes of such events,” the Fides news agency reported.

“To the detained brothers, sons of God, we ask them to grow in fraternity, solidarity and in the rejection of hatred, lust for power, and revenge,” the bishops added.

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