Quito Inmates Say Wait Is Its Own Punishment

Women in a Quito jail can languish for years before they see the inside of a courtroom. While they wait, they can earn a certificate and learn a skilled trade. Third of three stories on women in the jail.

Drug Busts Fill Quito Women’s Jail

Most of the women in a Quito jail were arrested on drug-related charges. A researcher says they reflect a trend in women’s imprisonment that has been developing for decades. Second of three stories about women in the jail.

Ecuador Police Seize Foreign Women at Airport

A Paraguayan was on her way home from Ecuador when a man persuaded her to carry bottles of shampoo on the plane. Now she’s in a Quito detention facility with a growing number of women on drug charges. First of three stories about women in the jail.