Panamanians turn to do boxing because the state does not provide quality schooling...
Updated: Nov 29, 2019
or occupational programs.
This type of therapy would not be necessary if the state took care of its own people in a quality-controlled environment. Having limited access to food, exercise, and free-flowing air, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions are a catalyst for trouble. This is a blatant violation of their basic human rights, and they should not be placed under these physiological environments, causing them harm and ill health, possibly even suicide.
If one of these boxers were to be seriously harmed by another, the state would have to pay for the medical putting an even further strain on an already overstretched prison finances, or if one of these boxers were to accidentally kill another, the states response would be it was an accidental death, or prisoner on prisoner violence, when really it is the fault of the state for not for fulfilling its duty to care for the health and well-being of inmates.
British inmate Leo Morgan is a professional boxer in his own right, many inmates look to Leo as a father figure, especially when it comes to boxing.
With his own money, and sheer determination he established his own boxing club withing La Joya coaching many potential international boxers.
Below is Leo and his students after winning an award, we at Panama human rights would like to pass on our congratulations to this amazing man for what he has done serving the public benefit.