A massive, front-door prison walkout exposes gaping holes in Mexico’s corrections system.
Some of Mexico's prisons are out of control and ill-equipped to handle the glut of inmates. While politicos fiddle, prisoners break out.
There’s always a party, everyone is armed, and prisoners sometimes engage in gladiatorial fights to the death.
Prison overcrowding is a major concern throughout much of the Americas. GlobalPost maps out prison populations and capacity by country.