See photos of prisoners starving to death due to economic collapse

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Prisoners in Venezuela are going through the worst of living conditions due to severe shortage of food and medicine.Pictures from a video smuggled out of San Juan de los Morros Jail in the central Guarico region of Venezuela, show emaciated inmates struggling to live.

The very disturbing video (from which the photos were taken) was shot by an inmate. It shows some of the prisoners begging for urgent intervention. One prisoner was so weak he had to be lifted onto a chair to appear in the video.

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Venezuela’s economy is in serious trouble due to the fall in global oil prices. The release of the video caused an outcry as family members of the inmates have urged authorities to wade into the matter.

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