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Paradise prison: Famous Mexican jail is closing, some inmates don’t want to leave

AP

Published : Apr 4, 2019, 3:59 pm IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2019, 6:39 pm IST
A mural of Nelson Mandela, who spent many of his imprisoned years in an island prison in South Africa. (Photo: AP)
A mural of Nelson Mandela, who spent many of his imprisoned years in an island prison in South Africa. (Photo: AP)
Numbers and letters mark bungalows, each of which housed 14-prisoners in bunk-bed dormitories with a shared, open bathroom. (Photo: AP)
Numbers and letters mark bungalows, each of which housed 14-prisoners in bunk-bed dormitories with a shared, open bathroom. (Photo: AP)
Weights made from cement lie scattered on the ground at an outdoor gym once used by prisoners at the now closed Morelos detention centre. (Photo: AP)
Weights made from cement lie scattered on the ground at an outdoor gym once used by prisoners at the now closed Morelos detention centre. (Photo: AP)
Journalists walk through streets of bungalows that once served as prison dormitories at the Morelos detention centre. (Photo: AP)
Journalists walk through streets of bungalows that once served as prison dormitories at the Morelos detention centre. (Photo: AP)
Actor Jorge Correa, who led social rehabilitation theater programs with inmates, performs a one-man play on addiction for a group of visiting journalists. (Photo: AP)
Actor Jorge Correa, who led social rehabilitation theater programs with inmates, performs a one-man play on addiction for a group of visiting journalists. (Photo: AP)
A Navy ship waits at the dock in Puerto Balleto to transfer prison staff to other jails in Mexico. (Photo: AP)
A Navy ship waits at the dock in Puerto Balleto to transfer prison staff to other jails in Mexico. (Photo: AP)

Tags: mexico, Maria Islands, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, UNESCO