The Shmooze

American Woman Ordered To Return to Peruvian Jail

By Josh Tapper

Nearly three months after she was released on parole from a Peruvian prison, Lori Berenson, the 40-year-old Jewish New Yorker convicted in the mid-1990s of working with a Marxist revolutionary group, has been ordered back to jail.

The New York Times reported today that Berenson, who had served 14 and half years (of a 20-year sentence), turned herself in to authorities. Berenson’s May parole agreement required her to stay in Peru. She had been living in a wealthy Lima suburb with her infant son – who was born in prison – and working as a baker.

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