This is a Peruvian prisoner dressed as the Copa America mascot

Brooks Peck

Is a Peruvian prison inmate dressed as the Copa America mascot more terrifying than the actual Copa America mascot? I'm voting no.

Anyway, this prisoner wasn't forced to wear the costume as some kind of cruel and unusual punishment. It was for the Castro-Castro prison's mock Copa America tournament, which included 250 inmates and was run by Peru's prison authority to "help prepare inmates for life on the outside." As football tournament mascots.

So who won the tournament?

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The team representing Peru. Of course.

Photos: Reuters