Prisons: emergency in Ecuador

Earlier this month, Ecuador's president declared a state of emergency after the leader of a powerful gang escaped from the maximum security wing of La Regional prison.


How does this news story link to bigger problems with Ecuador's prison systems? And what's going wrong?

Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Create an "investigation board" to figure out what went wrong
  • Discuss what the main purpose of prisons should be
  • Identify how this news story links to bigger problems with Ecuador's prison systems

This lesson develops the following skill:

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demonstrating listening

This resource was created as part of Festival 2024. See the student discussions here.

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