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Lighters are illegal in La Joya because they could be used to light a cigarette, under panama.....

Updated: Sep 11, 2019

law cigarettes are legal in prison, as long as you do not light them, and only have one packet on you, if caught with a carton they will be confiscated!

Lighters are illegal in La Joya because they could be used to light a cigarette, under panama law cigarettes are legal, as long as you do not light them.

Pictured below is a Mexican inmate cooking up a sloth supper, the animal was captured on the perimeter fence of building 6. Now we can add to our list of professions restaurant entrepreneur's, besides the wine making.

Yup folks a fire, and whilst the police commando looks on, not thinking that he could be a target of an attack, thankfully he did supply the marshmallows, a good time was had by all. Sadly if we did have a fire, no fire trucks had access to building 6, plus building 6 had no water, or sand buckets.

How did Miguel ever start his catering school if he was not allowed a lighter, well he did, and it was not through rubbing two pieces of wood together.

Thankfully Miguel has graduated La Joya Pen and has moved on to bigger and higher thing, he has become a professional chef.


After being released Miguel set up shop, but sadly one day he thought he was back in the real La Joya, and accidentally burnt down his business, thankfully he reopened some months later stronger and better for his experience, good luck Miguel!

Now he has reopened a hotel, and restaurant and vows never to use matches, or a lighter ever again, he now cooks with electric, and now turned to vaping cigarettes.



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