In 2006, Mexico [JURIST news archive] extradited 63 alleged criminals to the US following a November 2005 ruling by the Supreme Court of Mexico [official website] that prisoners serving life sentences can be extradited abroad [JURIST report]. The country plans to send more individuals [JURIST report] who have gone through the appeals process in Mexico unless they would be eligible for the death penalty in the US, which is illegal in Mexico. AP has more.
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