As reported in an article by Vice World News, a baseball field was discovered right in the middle of Tocorón prison, Venezuela. This sports facility is said to have been built by members of Tren de Aragua, the most powerful criminal group in the country today, reports Slate, Wednesday April 21.
According to local media, the pitch has better artificial turf and lighting than some of the country’s professional league equipment, the magazine also reports. Previously used for softball practices, it has been revamped the criminal organization itself.
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Built for all to see
A Venezuelan news site, Runrunes, specified that this project was known to all. In particular by the inhabitants of Maracay, the capital of the State of Aragua, who regularly observed the entry of materials into the prison. The installation is also quite visible on Google Maps.
According to relatives of some detainees, sports equipment is not accessible to all, says Slate. The land would be exclusively accessible to people with an important place within the gang. In addition, the penitentiary center would also be equipped with a swimming pool and a nightclub.