My story suggests a high degree of corruption sometimes exists in these institutions. I've never been imprisoned in Mexico, so my knowledge is not first hand.
But my friend, Deb Ross, alerted me to this wonderful story today:
An armed gang freed more than 50 inmates from a prison in central Mexico on Saturday — including two dozen with ties to a powerful drug cartel — in a daring raid that took just five minutes, a state governor said....The governor also said there was videotape
"It's clear to us that it was a perfectly planned operation with inside help because it lasted just five minutes and not one shot was fired," Garcia said at a news conference....
showing guards helping with the big escape.
UPDATE: couplet modified to remove ambiguous "she".