The Public Prosecutor’s Office and Public Works deals with prison rehabilitation
The Minister of Public Works, Delain Ascension, and the Prosecutor of the Republic, Myriam Germain Prieto, agreed yesterday to strengthen initiatives to improve the prison units in the country.
During a business meeting at the Public Works Headquarters, Ascención said they are intent on strengthening administrative procedures and processes for working in the physical areas of the prison system units. He emphasized that Public Works and the Attorney General’s Office would have a permanent working relationship that would benefit the prison system.
Ascención thanked Germán Brito for trusting that institution for this process.
While lawyer German Britto said that the meeting is part of a series of meetings that will be held by the ruling institution of the Public Prosecution with Public Works, in order to enhance the process of prison rehabilitation, noting that the meeting was held after acting. From it, all prison buildings were transferred to public works.
Germain Prieto explained that through these meetings they will analyze designs and other aspects of prison construction and reform. “Since the prison buildings were moved to exchange standards and designs, this is the first in a series of meetings, because this matter did not arise in one day,” he said.
Ascension was accompanied by the President of the Office of Public Works Rafael Espinal, while German Prieto was accompanied by Dr. Jonathan Barrow, member of the Supreme Council of the Public Prosecution and coordinator of the Ministry of Prisons. Felix Tina Sosa, Technical Director of the Public Prosecutor; Velma Perez, Managing Director; Frent Padilla, Legal Director and Architect Wendy Frias.
On frequent occasions in the country, it has been reported that many prison buildings lack adequate conditions to ensure the safety of their occupants.
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The last major prison complex built in the country was the new La Victoria prison, at the end of Danilo Medina’s government, but it is not yet operational.