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Friday, November 25, 2005

Miss Penitentary

Sao Paulo Brazil just awarded the title of Miss Penitentary, 2005 to Angelica Mazura, currently serving a five-year sentence on drug smuggling charges. Peru and Columbia also hold similar contests for inmates. The idea, it seems, is to boost the contestants' self-esteem. Winners often receive reduced sentences.

Read about it here.

Pictured above are some of this year's contestants as well as last year's winner, Fernanda Maria de Jesus, another drug runner.

At last, a solution to the international drug problem -- self-esteem therapy! Why didn't we think of this first?

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