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Prison raids and selfies: Canadians reveal what it’s like to be locked up in Panama

Updated: Sep 1, 2019


https://globalnews.ca/news/2528028/prison-raids-and-selfies-canadians-reveal-what-its-like-to-be-locked-up-in-panama/



Stachowiak is one of the more financially fortunate inmates. She gets American money wired to her from family back home, then smuggled into the prison by Panamanians who take a 15 per cent cut of the cash. It pays for everything from her cell phone and phone cards to food, toilet paper and soap — unless you trust the wrong person as a go-between, and get nothing. The low Canadian dollar has affected even this prison economy: her family now has to send roughly $160 CAD for her to receive $100 US.


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