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June 11, 2010

Joran van der Sloot to face 'worst of the worst' prison if convicted

Posted: 08:35 AM ET

If Joran van der Sloot is found guilty of murder in Peru, he certainly won't be living the life of luxury he's accustomed to.

"He'll be put in Lurigancho Prison, which is the worst of the worst," Michael Griffith, senior partner at the International Legal Defense Counsel, tells AOL News. "They should have a sign above the door there saying, 'All those who pass this way leave all hope behind.' "

Griffith has counseled and represented clients in more than 40 countries on a variety of charges. His most renowned case, involving an American incarcerated in a Turkish prison, was the basis for the film and book "Midnight Express."

Having visited more than two dozen foreign prisons, Griffith says Lurigancho is in a world of its own.

"There are 35 guys in a room there," he says. "They don't have beds, they go to the bathroom on the floor and the showers run once a week for 15 minutes. Fifty percent of the inmates have AIDS or tuberculosis, and you can die from eating the food."

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schlangemann   June 11th, 2010 9:04 am ET

I'm kind of okay with this...


Ted   June 11th, 2010 9:07 am ET

Why waste good money to keep him in jail, money that could be used for a better cause!
Hang him, shoot him, throw him off the cliff, whatever is the punishment for murder in Peru!


Matthew   June 11th, 2010 9:07 am ET

Lurigancho Prison sounds like the perfect place for this evil monster to pay for his sins. Jusitce being served for the tragic loss of 2 beautiful young ladies that had their whole future taken away from them. Beth Holloway and her family will finally have closure in knowing that this monster has been stopped and he can never kill another victim. The whole world yearns for Joran to pay his debt against society. It's been 5 long years! The suffering needs to stop and the healing needs to begin, for these 2 families. Hopefully, Peru will make the entire world proud of them, by delivering the justice that is so long overdue with this monster named Joran Vandersloot!


xena   June 11th, 2010 9:22 am ET

just the right prison for him! do not ever feel bad for this serial killer,he is evil,will never change!if he was out of prison he would still kill women ! he eat cake and drink coffea next to dead Stefanie body he is an animal and this prison is the right place for him!


gaskill   June 11th, 2010 9:25 am ET

Enjoy your new life and future van der Sloot! I'll be having steak and lobster tonight what's on your menu?


Billy Wilkes   June 11th, 2010 9:25 am ET

Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive.

We can see he's entangled in his.


Dorothy   June 11th, 2010 9:26 am ET

This pig could not tell the truth if his life depended on it. He is so arrogant, and he has himself convinced that his victims deserved what they got. Doe he think everyone is stupid? I hope he does have the worst experience in jail.


Michael Sheehan   June 11th, 2010 9:27 am ET

Sounds OK to me!

I can't think of any place I'd rather see this sociopath than Lurigancho Prison,

As for the length of the sentence, since he so readily confessed to homicide, it's probably because it was actually a premeditated murder during the commission of a robbery...GIVE HIM THE MAX!


alioops   June 11th, 2010 9:27 am ET

THAT'S what I'm talking about. JUSTICE!


Jay b   June 11th, 2010 9:33 am ET

That Prison is too good for him, he deserves someplace worse.


Kay Reynolds   June 11th, 2010 9:37 am ET

He deserves everything he is about to get. What gives him the right to kill innocent people?


Pat   June 11th, 2010 9:41 am ET

L-U-R-I-G-A-N-S-H-O....he should probaly be checking in this week....they keep the inmates there while they await for trial....the guy is F-cked without a doubt...


Skylar   June 11th, 2010 9:43 am ET

I don't say van der Sloot is innocent, however it's not my place to judge him.. There are 3 ppl who honestly truly knows what happened to both young ladies... GOD, Joran and the girls... THO SHALT NOT JUDGE... God will definitely take care of him...


joranxl   June 11th, 2010 9:50 am ET

...yeah, but if Joran can have some extra money coming from Beth, he can live like king. Own cell phone to order food from outside, private cell and Shining Path guys for body guards.
I still thing if Beth did send her kido to bible study camp in Alabama and not boozing and gambling trip to Aruba, this would never happen...


bill   June 11th, 2010 9:54 am ET

EXCELLENT! that is where that animal van der sloot belongs!!! in a cage filled with predators that will whittle mr 6 foot 3 woman killer down to size! no more mommy and daddy to fix everything for van der sloot, no daddy there to make it all go away this time! FINALLY! some justice for the defenseless women that he has killed and he has ruined the lives of their families! JUSTICE!!! I pray that he is sent to that very place!


Bill Carson   June 11th, 2010 9:55 am ET

The United Nations should get involved here and review this whole FBI -Aruba sting that went on ! If the Aruban authorities had any idea about the sting operation he should never have left Aruba ,. The Arubian government could be guilty of international crimes . They allowed a citizen of their country to go and kill people around the world because his dead former judge father had some political pull ?

This Joran is guilty in three different countries now of one thing or another – Keep him in jail in Peru then file charges if he gets out Peru in 35 years and have his mother sell everthing she owns to buy him food in prision


Jd   June 11th, 2010 10:02 am ET

Commit a crime in whatever country and be subject to their laws. Be productive in whatever country and be subject to their laws. I do know that in some instances somewhat innocent people may not deserve a prison like that one but this is not the case here. And unfortunately no system is perfect, not just Latin counties, it's all counties. It's just the best that can be done. Anyway, this psychopath doesn't need to be around the general population in any country.


Audrey Martin   June 11th, 2010 10:05 am ET

Joran Van der Sloot should never be given his freedom again. He has proven to be a threat to society, and to anyone he meets. I am betting he has a long history of rage that goes back to his childhood – the kind of kid who created havoc for his parents if he didn't get his way. His father (now deceased) may have believed he was helping his son when he covered for him and allegedly helped him dispose of Natalee Holloway's body but had he forced his son to accept responsibility for her death, Joran might already have completed what would have been a minimal prison sentence in Aruba. He would have been charged with accidental death and with good legal representation, and good behavior while imprisoned, he MIGHT be rehabilitated.

The problem with ticking time bombs like Joran, is that they are always on their best behavior when their victims are drawn in. Stephany Flores obviously felt perfectly safe and at ease going back to Joran's hotel room with her "new friend". She died a horrible death at the hands of Joran – a young man who considers females as being disposable when he cannot get what he wants from them. And no remorse. No conscience about any of it.

We are told he was crying when he gave his confession. Yes – he was crying tears for himself.

He's a privileged spoiled brat who is filled with rage.

I don't support the death penalty, and Peru doesn't have one anyway – but Joran deserves to pay, and pay dearly, for all the grief and agony he has caused so many people. Most importantly, he must never be allowed to enter society again, let alone be given the freedom to travel the world, play in casinos and meet new victims.

Damn him for what he did.


sujo_sucks   June 11th, 2010 10:18 am ET

@sujo – you are a JERK! Way to be completely racist against anyone of Latin decent. What race are you with a name like sujo?!


Lee   June 11th, 2010 10:18 am ET

He will be surrounded with like-minded peers. Enjoy your stay in Peru sicko. Can't help but feel the poetic justice here. I hope he has seen Midnight Express so he can anticipate what's going to happen.


Bama_Belle   June 11th, 2010 10:29 am ET

Joran van der Sloot should be in the worst prison on the planet! He is finally getting the justice he deserves. Who is HE to take the lives of these beautiful, young women who were so full of potential? He is still being smug and arrogant. He is still spewing his lies and trying to slither out of Peru & back to Aruba. I say it would be a deadly mistake to allow this poisonous snake to wiggle his way back into society!

Sujo...that's a very unfortunate opinion that you have about the Latin culture.


Incog   June 11th, 2010 10:32 am ET

Sound like the perfect place for Van Der Sloot – he will finally have risen to his own level.............and a swine deserves a pig-sty......


Grace   June 11th, 2010 10:33 am ET

I hope Van Der Sloot goes to prison, but it does not give me joy to hear that any human being lives in an institution that is not fit for an animal. They need to clean it up. What about the staff who work there – it is a breeding ground for disease. Florence Nightingale would be horrified.


emma   June 11th, 2010 10:41 am ET

Looks like he's trying to sell Natalee H information to keep himself out of the Peruvian clink. Let's see how sympathetic the Peruvian authorities are about that, van der sloot.


Expat American   June 11th, 2010 10:44 am ET

Sujo – Your comments are truly laughable.

You need to drink a cool tall glass of 'shut your slack jaw mouth' juice.


Deborah   June 11th, 2010 11:00 am ET

Mommy and Daddy should have coughed up some money for intensive therapy. Like they didn't know he was a problem.


Marie   June 11th, 2010 11:07 am ET

The lesson to be learned here is that young women need to stop taking such stupid chances with their lives. Parents need to teach their children to not get drunk and get into cars with three men they do not know. They need to not go into a hotel room of a man they just met. These girls walked right into their deaths with a smile on their faces. They made it simple for a sociopath to murder them. These deaths would never have happened if they did not take such chances.


Stevereeno   June 11th, 2010 11:22 am ET

35 to a room and they go to the bathroom on the floor, no beds. Sounds like a great place for Van der Sloot to contemplate the two great questions of philosophy; who am I and why am I here?.......

He'll have to fight for his life everyday and he'll likely have to sleep and sit closest to the dung hole in the floor........

The tough guy from paradise island of Aruba will cry for his mommy, many many nights.....

He's made his bed.......

Now one wonders how the Holloways got so suckered by him to cough up $25,000.00 of their own money just to try and catch him,....It worked,..but in the wrong way......with another girl dead.........

He's captured now though!


TJ   June 11th, 2010 11:47 am ET

US prisons should be like that. Might deter some of the crime.


Dodie   June 11th, 2010 11:59 am ET

@ Ted June 11th, 2010 9:07 am ET

I see you are becoming a little cynical at times…….... Ah, I just love it, Ted! Keep up the good work!


amy   June 11th, 2010 12:47 pm ET

hey check out the video worlds toughest prisons threw google LURIGANCHO PRISON HE WONT MAKE IT 3 DAYZ IN THERE!!!!


IKHAN   June 11th, 2010 1:38 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Hi folks
well Sloot gets what a despicable criminal deserves.End of a distasteful story.

On another despicable crime,this time committed by no less than a state considered above international laws & norms of behavior- I'm of course referring to the terror attack on Freedom Flotilla in international waters & ruthless murder of 9 civilians including an American on the morning of May31.
Much has been said about this savage crime & people all over the world now know what happened on that tragic morning. Our establishment,politicians & media followed the spin put out by the Israeli govt with the help of doctored evidence which stands exposed. This was expected, we are conditioned to respond in this manner & its more of a reflex action. Canada too as expected toed the same line.
The rest of mankind is outraged.
The good Jews everywhere ,in America,Israel & Europe are condemning this act of savagery which sabotages any effort being made by well intentioned
people to achieve peace. Brave Jews in Germany are planning to send a bigger flotilla to Gaza in July.
Listen to what Jewish Voice for Peace,JStreet are saying in America & respected Jews like Uri Avnery,Naom Chomsky.Thousands others.
Listen to the Retd.Israeli Naval & Shin Bet Commander Ami Ayalon criticize this crime.
The irony is that while conscientious & courageous Jews are standing up for Justice & Truth, some of American politicians & lawmakers are falling over each other to prove their allegiance to that state's fascist & apartheid regime & backing this crime.


Tru   June 11th, 2010 1:44 pm ET

That Peruvian system sounds perfect for killers– exactly the conditions they deserve!! While in the U.S. murderers like JohnAlbertGardner that killed multiple girls get to live in protective housing units to keep them healthy and alive, spending an average of $52,000 taxpayer dollars per year on feeding and housing worthless murderers! That's why the US system keeps growing, NOT getting better. Now which system is really a cancer!


Kelsy   June 11th, 2010 1:53 pm ET

The chickens have come home to roost for Joran. All his parents succeeded in doing was postponing the inevitable, namely that Joran would act out on his antisocial impulses again. Tragically, another innocent lost her life in the process.

I'm curious what his relationship with his mother was like growing up. In my experience, most of these sociopaths are also highly misogynistic and they often seem to have mothers who are some combination of domineering, negligent, abusive, enabling, emasculating and/or narcissistic. I don't know if this applies to Joran's mother but one can't help wondering where his rage towards women originates from.

By the way, therapy doesn't cure sociopaths – on the contrary it is thought to help them become better sociopaths because they learn how to mimic empathy etc. The only solution is incarceration.


Willard   June 11th, 2010 2:42 pm ET

Mr. van der Sloot had better learn to start dressing down so he can blend into that prison population. Hey Joran, good luck with that.


On Your Side   June 11th, 2010 2:53 pm ET

He is going to get a "private" cell in a small building next to the prison administration. You can be sure he will not be mistreated – untill he is finally convicted, and the buzz winds down, then he will be sent to a more "typical" location, but will still be relatively safe. This is how it will be for purely political reasons vis-a-vis the whole world is watching, and Peru does not want to look barbaric.


ron   June 11th, 2010 3:09 pm ET

It will come out the real reason she probably ended up dead is that he lost his money gambling and needed the money–if he had been winning her death probably would not of happened–his bad luck ended up being hers as well–I heard originally that they were at a craps table, but it showed a poker table–stories change like the weather


Frank   June 11th, 2010 3:26 pm ET

I think the prospect of going to prison in Peru is the only reason he has said anything about Holloway... Denmark and Peru do not officially have extradition treaties, If he can get back to Aruba and confess the chances are he will not be sent back to Peru. I believe he has said that He will only talk to the Aruba police regarding Holloway. I only hope that Peru does not fall for this tactic. Try and convict him in Peru.. Yes this would be the correct thing.. I have alos read a few comments from people that seem to indicate that these women some how were asking for bad things to happen to them... Both boys and girls in their late teens to early 20's are supposed to make poor choices at times.. ALL OF US HAVE BEEN THERE... But NO ONE>>> ON ONE ON EARTH.. deserves being killed for them...If you feel that these young women are in any way at fault... Well you are the one that needs to have their head examined.... I do not feel there is any punishment that Jordan can get that will be bad enough for what he has done...Death would be too swift and life in prison would leave him alive... Maybe this prison is the worst on the planet.. But it is still to good for anyone that has committed murder...


Tracy   June 11th, 2010 3:42 pm ET

I agree with the person who wrote that it does not give them joy to hear that such institutions treat their inmates with lesser dignity than animals. I am amazed that people in their rage against Van der Sloot (a rage justly warranted) do not consider the abuses going on as illegal. Especially prisons who recieve funding to provide conditions like toilets and do not. There is no need to be medieval anymore. These prisoners aren't being rehabilitated at all and that is the premise they are brought there upon...correctional facility. I also think about the health conditions of the correctional workers who face all the exposure to the diseases on a daily basis. This is something for human rights watch.

However, I am very glad that the pompous psychotic Joran has been captured. A chronic liar, inveterate gambler and a misogynist murderer to boot. I don’t see Joran able to be rehabilitated because he is a psychopath. I would like to see him punished for life, but the way this article reads, he'll probably end up murdered in jail without time to suffer anything at all—which is what most people desire to see.


Isabel   June 11th, 2010 3:51 pm ET

Finally justice will be served, let him rot there!


Elisabeth Gordon   June 11th, 2010 4:36 pm ET

Fabulous.....enjoy your stay in Peru – if you get 35 years, or 15 it won't matter....you won't last a week....

I am having Chateaubriand for two, a simple green salad and a bottle of Chateauneuf de pape for dinner, oh yes followed by a nice flan and perhaps an after dinner drink....what are you having Joran?....HA! they gotcha now.


mexican american girl   June 11th, 2010 5:14 pm ET

first of all none of you understand the problems that happen in their society. I am a young girl with a lot of opinions, and so far they are more fair than your own. In this country the united states "jail" is like a hotel. they people are fed daily, get showers, own rooms, as well as keep their rights. In those prisons people are dying. And its not just the (latin american countrys). I hear that the asian jails are worse as well as german and turkish. so next time you go and say something against another races jail systems go and learn the facts and realize every country has its own faults.


Smith in Oregon   June 11th, 2010 7:55 pm ET

This sounds like propaganda to me, nothing but a crass and crude attempt to pressure Joran van der Sloot to give up any and all details regarding the Holloway daughter and where her bones are.

Of course I feel a Peruvian prison would be just as bad as a Mexican prison system and just as corrupt. If he is imprisoned in Peru and his family pays a substantial amount of money each year, Joran van der Sloot would receive better treatment and favors than prisoners languishing in America's massive prison system, go figure!


Cookla   June 11th, 2010 8:50 pm ET

What can worst the prison he deserves to go to or losing a child by his hand's no matter where you are in the world if you commit a crime of murder you have to live with that Countries rules if the prison isn't suitable tuff your not there for a hoilday Joran has cause so much heartbreak and destroyed peoples lives at such a young age what happened to this young man who is not a victim had everything in life now he has the privelage of the Dutch goverment wanting him protected would that be fair to the other prisoner's an animal should not be treated bad in anyway they don't cause the problem's in this world the human race is doing a good job of that we all have some kind of hate in us including myself but to kill it seem's that is what making the world turn evil Joran got away with it the first time maybe he thought this time would be just has easy.


Chaney, La.   June 11th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

This fellow is a liar, he thinks its funny to watch pain on the faces of parents who have lost their child, maybe he wont think its too funny now...... I always thought that Johan's father and mother knew more than they were saying. I think the father helped him cover up Natalies death, and the mother suspected it, she was heart broken like there was something just too painful for her to contemplate.


myra   June 11th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

I hope he suffers every second of everyday he's there!!!! Prison is to good for him


Lilly   June 11th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

Mommy and Daddy can't help you now, you murderer!


rosa   June 12th, 2010 12:38 am ET

gosh i can imagine how his family must feel im sure they are wondering what could have made him so evil and so heartless and wondering also if he has done crimes like these in his teens?
my prayers go to his family for they im sure tried their best.........
sujo you are putting yourself in sloots shoes you should join him in prison for talking like that u are truly a bigot


Truthteller, Esq   June 12th, 2010 2:20 am ET

I am disgusted with the bloodlust – displayed by crowds in Peru or here online – and I am outraged by any police brutality anywhere. But mostly I am disappointed with all of us who forget that every human being, no matter what terrible act he commits, is entitled to humane treatment. Those who wish torture and degradation and death on another, regardless on who that person is and what he has done, have lost their own humanity and therefore live in his world – not their own. They become him.


Arzu Samur   June 12th, 2010 5:02 am ET

"...and justice for all.........." 'Nuff said.

Sleep peacefully, Natalie.


Storm   June 12th, 2010 10:25 am ET

The authorities should tell him, if he tells where Hollaway's body is hidden, he will be set free. Once it is discovered, tell him they lied. Just his style. He is one of the biggest scumbags I have ever seen. He lies about everything. His sly smile and arrogance, make me want to vomit. He has no chance of getting away this time, and if he does, he will be killed on the streets. I want to be a fly on the wall, when he takes his first shower in that jail. Don't drop the soap Jordan.


Tommy   June 12th, 2010 12:28 pm ET

Ill be surprised if some one in that prison wont kill him haha


kstahmer   June 12th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

Reminds me of a line from Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow),

"Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time, yeah, don't do it."

It could be argued Lurigancho Prison violates Joran (rhymes with urine) van der Sloot's 8th Amendment rights.

The problem with that, Joran committed his self-confessed, cowardly murder in Peru, not the United States. Peruvian law and its penal system apply not American law and its penal system.

Joran, you're screwed. It's the rule of the donkey for you.

And it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.


DUTCH   June 12th, 2010 1:17 pm ET

He deserves what he will get, ":LURIGANCHO"No money, no mommy will get him off the hook this time. He has killed a Peruvian in her own country so for these facts he will suffer the consequences. It doesn't matter if he confesses of the murder of NATALIE. Forever he will get stay in Peru. This time your lies won't get you anywhere; you mess with the wrong girl and with the wrong country. Enjoy your stay in Peru.


Jay   June 12th, 2010 3:12 pm ET

People, he will never be in a prison like this, aren't you smart enough to know this? MONEY talks over there. The warden, guards are ALL corrupt and if an inmate pays them, he will be fine. He will pay to have his own cell, pay for guard protection, for decent food, etc. That's how it works. He seems to be such a mama's boy and gets whatever he wants, so I highly doubt mama is gonna let him be raped or poisoned in prison. No such luck. Where he is at right now, in his own cell near the director's office it said. Only 2 others are celled along there also, one a wealthy Columbian drug lord and the other was a wealthy banker. They pay money to survive and live as decent as possible. If you can't afford it, you ARE screwed.


Jan   June 12th, 2010 3:25 pm ET

Marie says June 11th at 11:07 AM:

The lesson to be learned here is that young women need to stop taking such stupid chances with their lives. Parents need to teach their children to not get drunk and get into cars with three men they do not know. They need to not go into a hotel room of a man they just met. These girls walked right into their deaths with a smile on their faces. They made it simple for a sociopath to murder them. These deaths would never have happened if they did not take such chances.

I SAY: I TOTALLY AGREE. I am female, would go clubbing, but NEVER got drunk, accepted a drink or left my drink unattended. My friends and I all stayed together, We all had the sense NOT to mess with strangers or EVER hook up or leave with anyone. BOTH these girls were asking for it, so stupid and unnecessary. NO self-respect or decency or common sense at all from either of them. Their stupidity cost them their lives, if they had BEHAVED themselves they would both still be alive, and that IS a FACT. Personal respnsibilty has to play in here somewhere. Sicko Joran could NOT have done what he did if they had NOT gone along. Period.


lola   June 12th, 2010 5:59 pm ET

It is very hard and unfair to blame the victim. Youth makes people foolish and to take dangerous chances because they feel invincible and immortal. I hope this tragedy teaches women everywhere and their lives are spared. Evil exists in the world and is lurking around each corner waiting to pounce on the most vulnerable – our youth. Don't blame the innocent – help teach them and protect them.


John H   June 12th, 2010 11:18 pm ET

As disgusted as I am with Mr. Van der Sloot, I find the description of the prison he will occupy unbelieveably disgusting. I don't know what the other inmates did to deserve such punishment but the place needs to be cleaned up. There is no doubt in my mind that this individual will be dealt with by his fellow inmates and they don't need a cesspool in order to do it. I have no compassion for murderers and rapists but this goes beyond the pale. Don't worry everyone, Joran Van der Sloot has made a fatal error here and is going to pay a price worse than anything any of us can imagine. His family should not be allowed to bring him special food or pay for a special room. Let him see what the cost is for living the disgusting life he has lived.


suan   June 13th, 2010 9:09 am ET

And this my friends is justice! Halloway family may this bring you closure and peace. Parents should never have to go through this horror and sadness,there is no compassion to be had for this man. It is hard to tell how many victims there has been been or would have been-thank God he has been stopped.


Javier Rodriguez   June 13th, 2010 10:53 am ET

Sujo – yo are a sick idiot.


luchifer   June 13th, 2010 3:03 pm ET

Jay get your facts straight.. the"wealthy colombian druglord" is a killer for hire, and the "wealthy banker" is a corrupt ex major who ordered the assasination of a journalist

"his own cell near the director's office" isnt exactly accurated either, because they used to call that cell "La Lata" (the tin), and until recently used to be the punishment area (you know, like the movies, the cell who does not have access to natural light or sounds from the outside used to "punish" prisoners)

Indeed money talks over there, the father of Stephany Flores is a wealthy bussiness man and a former race driver. If you see the videos of the wake of Stephany you will see a lot of ministers, congresmans and even the president of Peru was present there.

Do you really think JVDS mom has more money and connections?


Dar   June 13th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

I will never forget the interview in the Netherlands at a round with his parents and several other people. WHen the interview was over Joran grabbed a cup of hot coffee and through it into the face and eyes of one of the shows hosts because he didn't like the way the host treated him this is on youtube I have watched it recently and you can see the violent beahvior for yourself he is a very sick neandrathal.


heelermama   June 13th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

sujo you are a scarey person who sounds like hate is a familiar emotion for you. I pray you find a way to live w/o hate and prejudice.


jan   June 14th, 2010 3:31 am ET

He seems very strange. He has Dumbo ears yet he is supposedly intelligent. I now understand why they say there us a fine line between genius and insanity. I think he should cross dress, grow his hair down to his azz, talk nice to himself then convince himself he is a beautiful woman and MURDER HIMSELF. He is very good at lying and killing so he is one step ahead of the game.... GO FOR IT..van der Poot! After all, life is just a gamble...right?????


Caroline   June 14th, 2010 4:08 am ET

I agree Latin America has a lot to answer for if they want to have their elite live like the first world and treat their lowest in inhumane conditions.
Joran van der Sloot is guilty, but the way people talk, you would think they are just as homicidal and dangerous. Maybe moreso.
Even if a person is evil, gang rape, murder and torture are not OK. If you disagree I'm actually very afraid of you.
Hopefully this case will call attention to the masses of impoverished people in Latin America who answer to the elite who make much of their money off illicit activities.
Latin America is guilty of human rights abuses, just as Joran van der Sloot.
If you still call for barbarism, let me just say that van der Sllot could also say the girl did something to deserve murder as you are saying about him. Injustice will never replace a family's daughter.
I would rather live in a society of human rights – oh, and I've been raped, never prosecuted. A life of goodness can never be replaced with evil actions.


Susan   June 14th, 2010 8:19 am ET

He's afraid for his life in this prison. Awwwwww. You can be sure we're very worried about his well-being. Give me a break! He had no mercy for those two beautiful young girls. I hope they torture him in prison.


John   June 14th, 2010 8:43 am ET

He certainly should NOT be allowed to serve his time in Auba. If he wants to tell where he hid Natalee's body then he should do that. He should NOT be given special treatment.


Michael   June 14th, 2010 9:45 am ET

It seems that this is one time that justice delayed is not justice denied. I can only imagine how much worse this prison is than any in the US or Aruba where he would have served if convicted of one of his earlier crimes. This story may have a bittersweet ending to it after all although it is so tragic that the Flores woman had to die unnecessarily. I firmly believe that his father's wealth and power in Aruba protected him from punishment for the Holloway murder. Now I read that this family's wealth has been exhausted by Joran's legal costs. So there is justice to be seen here although his father will never now be made to account for his role.


ZZ   June 14th, 2010 9:53 am ET

I dont think he will make it through this year. He will be dead by November. Rot in jail boy... rot in jail!


MarcoSolo   June 14th, 2010 11:11 am ET

Isn't there a point at which a member of society so violates his social contract that he no longer has any rights in that society? I hate the mob mentality here – crucify him, crucify him – torturing someone who is wired wrong only demeans the torturers, both actual and proxies. A swift, painless end would be the right thing.

An interesting thought came to mind reading all of the comments – someone invoked the UN – wouldn't it be interesting to have an international prison – remote and inescapable, something like Australia once was, but run within by prisoners.


OCcent   June 14th, 2010 4:43 pm ET

Where's amnesty international and all the other liberal organizations when it comes to Peru? Imagine if inmates had to pay for their own food in the US, these organizations would throw a fit.


LOL   June 14th, 2010 6:42 pm ET

You guys are talking as if you know how things work at Lurigancho, if you got any money you can buy an iphone .you can order McDonalds you can have your own bedroom and your good old 40 inches led tv. Here in peru we have something called "Sincere Confession" if you confess you get half the sentence , good behavior is half your sentence and if you get a life sentence (the max punishment) you go for 35 years . Yeah SO HARSH with confessing he´s gonna go for 17 years and 6 months . if he has good behavior he´ll go for 8 years and 8 months . He´s not gonna have sucha a bad time... as long as he pays the big shots in there for a regular guy (a murderer a thief a drug dealer) with $1000 dollars a week you can have your own room with tv and your blackberry to update your facebook status of course since hes a foreigner and killed a peruvian gal it will cost him a lot more .why? because the inmates run the prison


Arvie Guynes   June 14th, 2010 6:47 pm ET

This prison is his fate due to his own actions. Doesn't this sound like another case? Philip Markoff/Craig'slist Killer, a 6'3" medical student with so much and so many opportunities, taking out women who think they can mess with strangers and come out of it unscathed? Stephanie won big money in van der Sloots presence. He propably thought he could just warm up to her, get her alone and she'd be an easy mark to rob. Even if she didn't fight him, she could identify him as the suspect in the Aruba incident with Natalee Halloway. (If she'd lived). He'd just been given $25K which he extorted from the undercover people and Beth Twitty. This guy is just psycotic and wants to kill, little, young helpless women. This prison is only one half of what he'll face...the afterlife. Since he calls himself and ignostic on his facebook, then the next life will may this prison look good.


Arvie Guynes   June 14th, 2010 6:58 pm ET

Since this guy has confessed to this killing in Peru, would he actually serve a sentence in Aruba first if he confessed to killing Miss Halloway? Does anyone know? Or is it that Peru would not need to cooperate with Aruba? Or keep him until his sentence was completed in Peru before forwarding him on to Aruba? And where does the extortion case come in? 1th, 2nd, 3rd. What a life this young guy has lived. Too ugly. Glad he's off the world streets.


Giovana   June 14th, 2010 8:30 pm ET

Lurigancho is a great place for this psychopath. There is no way peopl with mental illnesses like this guys will ever feel remorse for the lives they have taken away. A taste of his own medicine will surely be administered if he is sent to L


Jennifer   June 14th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

I think this monster should be put in the worst prison.


luchifer   June 15th, 2010 2:47 am ET

Arvie, thats not possible because Peru and Aruba does not have extradition treaties. But the president of Peru already said that once JVDS sentence is over (in 9 to 35 years from now), if Aruba or USA is still interested in him, they will deport him. Anyway, its safe to asume that when JVDS goes free he will be declared persona non grata and will have to leave Peru forever.


mary   June 15th, 2010 11:15 am ET

A young man, obviously spoiled and under the control of his Father, possibly forced to lie for more than one reason, (Father's position & Aruba's commerce),at a detrimental age of 17, with ongoing harrassment and conviction (5 yrs), by another individual (Beth Holloway),l consumed with an almost obsession to either find her own belived truth or total destruction of this young man. It is obvious he had no where to go and lost most of his friends and has carried some guilt with his Father. Now without all the facts and only the Peru police to believe, we have persecuted him. There seems to be some deceptions with the facts which may be revealed with the court, but I doubt it. I have lived in a country like Peru. They lie more than this young man. They find you guilty immediately, regardless of other possible circumstances. Very tricky people who do not like foreigners. I would like to see all the forensics. This young man is already dead whatever the outcome! He needs medical help.


Peru   June 15th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

I am good with it. Peru prison should be a model for all prison in America.


KIMSTEWART   June 23rd, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ....HE NEEDS TO PAY FOR WHAT HE DID BUT IT ALSO SHOWS GIRLS WHAT NOT TODO THE WORLD IS A BAD PLACE AND ITS GONNA GET WORSE LEARN FROM THAT AND HOPE YOU WILL NO NOT TO GO BY OURSELF AND STAY IN A GROUP ........BE SAFE...I BET YOU I WANT EVER LEAVE......... TEXAS....ALREADY.....SMILE....KIM....


Clarisa   June 25th, 2010 8:44 pm ET

I did not find a good reason to have a jail : " a good place to be'. Luringancho is ideal!!! for this kind of monster.
You go mister Joran...I would like to see how "smart " are you there.
You are: NOTHING.
Garbage has more value than this creature...at list we can recycle it, but this thing called: Joran....no,no,no.


nancy   June 27th, 2010 2:53 pm ET

This guy is so used to getting his way by lying and having a dadda that always bailed him out.He is doing ,and saying lie after lie to the legal system in Peru.He is digging his own grave. The prison he will be sent to is one of the worst in the world.Over crowding,using the floor for a bathroom,food that could kill you,high incidence od AIDS and T.B. This from the interview from Larry King show. There are some things worse than death. He cant even tell the truth to the Hollaway family.It seems he gets a thrill playing mind games with this family that did nothing to deserve this living hell.It sounds like he will spend several years in hell. He could have made things easier on himself.


TREVA MASON   June 27th, 2010 6:08 pm ET

Well, he will get used to it after A while, be a newn way of life for a PIG, after killing 2 beautiful girls, one of them was from my state of Alabama .He needs to suffer and he needs to tell where Natalee's body is for her family. That sorry bunch of Arubians....


michael mangan   November 23rd, 2010 12:48 pm ET

I spent 7 years in that prison and I know what goes on in there. This report tells you nothing. There are not 35 men to a room and they don't crap on the floor. The showers are nonexsistent so that takes care of that comment. Remember visiting a prison is a whole lot different than living in one. Even though we may be in prison that doesn't make us all animals.


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