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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Video: Michaella McCollum: My confessions, my shame, my story

Published 10/01/2014

Sunday Life reporter Patricia Devlin has travelled 6,000 miles to Peru to bring you the first exclusive interview with Dungannon drugs mule Michaella McCollum from inside the jail she now calls home.

For the very first time read the cocaine smuggler in her own words as she tells of her fears for the future and just how she found herself involved with an international crime gang.

Read Michaella: My confessions, my shame, my story only this week’s Sunday Life.

In Peru prisoners' families are required to supply their clothes, food, bedding and water.

Overcrowding in Peru prisons is currently running at 200%.

Only those women prisoners who can afford it sleep on a prison bed or in a cell.

Others sleep in the corridors, on the stairs, wherever and whenever they can.

Welfare and care of prisoners' health is non-existent and is only available if it has been bought and paid for.



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