Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Notable Residents: n/a
Amenities: The prison has its own society, and a cocaine manufacturer
As the largest prison in La Paz, San Pedro differs from other facilities in that it is its own little society. Inmates rent their housing using money they make from jobs, and many prisoners actually live with their families. The prison is home to about 1,500 male inmates, and their elected leaders (pulled from within the community) enforce the laws (although stabbings are a little too common for comfort).
The population does not include the wives and children of prisoners, as they are not considered prisoners. Many rely on the income of their husbands and fathers, so living options are relatively scarce. Because they aren't considered prisoners, they are able to bring goods into the prison for inmates to sell. A Bolivian brewery who owns the right to produce Coca-Cola actually helps to advertise and sell the product inside of the prison in exchange for cash and utilities. A prison with corporate sponsorship, imagine that.
Some prisoners act as tour guides, but the sale of drugs (specifically cocaine) might be the most profitable hustle. Cocaine is produced within the prison compound, with some prisoners cooking it right inside their cells. Naturally, drug use inside of the jail is going to be high, but the cocaine is shipped outside prison walls, essentially making the prison a supplier.
The prison is divided into eight sections, and the wealthier prisoners have the luxury of private bathrooms, even the occasional Jacuzzi. Many of the living quarters have space to play games like billiards and poker, and some inmates own and operate restaurants. There is space for inmates to engage in football contests divided by sector, and plenty of inmates make money betting on the games. The prison also features an internal hotel for guests, a hospital, and several churches.