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July 2, 2013
San Lucas Island boat dock

San Lucas Island: Dreaded prison converts to wildlife refuge

If it was 25 years ago, you wouldn’t want to go to San Lucas Island. The small, forested island in the middle of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Gulf was the roughest jail in the country. Being sent to San Lucas Island was a terrible prospect; prisoners’ lives were short and often spent in torture. Thankfully, today,...
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