Joran is finally ready to confess to the murder of Natalee Holloway and reveal the location of her body in return for his safety. Currently in isolation in the high-security Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Joran fears for his life amongst the inmates and will only talk with Aruban authorities, in hopes of getting out of Peru.
Even hard criminals think he’s scum.”I don’t think that so many people will be able to sympathize with somebody who killed little girls. Criminals have codes, you know. . . . I guess many people in jail will not like that,” Leonardo Caparros, former director of the National Institute that oversees Peru’s prison system, tells People.
As Joran awaits trial, he is in isolation, but Peruvian isolation is not the same at it is in the states so inmates could reach him and serve up their own form of justice. The only salvation he has is 1) Money to pay off other prisoners for protection or 2) Getting out of there. “I don’t want to be imprisoned in Peru,” Joran told police. “I am afraid I will be killed.”
While being killed in jail is one form of karmic reparation for his crimes and fearing for his life is a needed dose of his own medicine, it is important that Jordan first fesses up to where Natalee is in order to give her parent’s whatever small amount of peace can be salvaged from this tragedy. The whole thing is reprehensible and using one murder as a bargaining chip against punishment for another murder is just one more layer of sick.