Cuban bishop calls for improved prison conditions
January 15, 2016
In an interview with Havana’s archdiocesan publication, the bishop responsible for prison ministry in Cuba called for improved prison conditions.
Citing overcrowding and long sentences for non-violent offenses such as bribery, Bishop Jorge Enrique Serpa Pérez of Pinar del Rio also spoke about political prisoners, on whose behalf he pledged to continue to advocate.
Cuba has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world—sixth according to one recent study.
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