Prison Violence Surges in Colombia as New Director Shot Dead in Bogota

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – The director of one of Colombia’s largest prisons, Elmer Fernandez, was tragically killed in Bogota amidst a backdrop of escalating violence in the country’s prison system. Fernandez’s murder on Thursday came after the Colombian government declared a state of emergency in February to address a surge in prison-related violence, including riots, homicides, … Read more