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Prisoner release irks Costa Rica tourism industry

Friday, May 6, 2016


A recent court ruling ordering the gradual release of nearly 400 prisoners from Gerardo Rodríguez penitentiary in Alajuela, Costa Rica, has been met with criticism from some lawmakers, officials and tourism industry leaders.

The Peace and Justice Ministry announced on April 21 that it would release 380 prisoners over the next two months, in accordance with a March ruling in response to rampant overcrowding in the country’s prisons.

Source: Tico Times