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Latino Daily News

Monday July 25, 2011

Mexican Inmate Caught Raffling 5 Star Prison Cells, Decorated by Prison Guards

Mexican Inmate Caught Raffling 5 Star Prison Cells, Decorated by Prison Guards

Photo: Man Caught Selling Raffle Tickets for Prison Cells!

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An inmate in Sonora, Mexico, was caught holding sweepstakes for 3 “luxury suite” prison cells!

Inmate Juan Manuel Márquez, serving time for murder at the Cereso 1 jail of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, raised about $3,000 in tickets for the raffle of one prison cell fully equipped with wooden cabinets, a fridge, TV, a DVD player and even air conditioning.

He was caught before he could auction another two not as lavish (but definitely lavish for a maximum security prison), furnished opulently with complicity of bribed guards.  Also included was a prayer area for the religious criminal. 

Last week Márquez was sent to a punishment area and the cells were destroyed.

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