What happens when you get arrested in Peru?

Extended pre-trial detentions are very common. In Peru you’re presumed guilty until proven innocent. Your own embassy or consulate will be of limited help if you get in trouble with the law.

Prison conditions are extremely harsh. Peruvians bring food and clothing to family members who are in prison.

Rule #1 if you’re imprisoned in Peru: Make sure someone knows about it as soon as possible.



Jared Snow