"I knew they had guns, I didn't know they had Uzis…"

Prison reform is one of those inherently unpopular issues: anger over crime runs so deep that people, by and large, don’t want to hear about it. Which is why Voluntad Popular deserves special props for taking a strong stance in favor of improving the plain-old-inhuman conditions in Venezuelan jails.

Sorting out this mess not an issue that’s going to win them any votes…which is pretty much the definition of why it takes political courage to bring it up. Good on them.

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