SEAP and the National Council on Criminal and Penitentiary Policy meet to discuss improvements to the prison system

During a visit were scored major difficulties encountered in the Amazon prison system.
11/08/2016 15h47 - Updated 11/08/2016 15h47
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Members of the National Council on Criminal and Penitentiary Policy (CNPCP) the Ministry of Justice met, on the morning of Thursday, day 11, at the headquarters of the State Department of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP), in Manaus Center, to discuss the difficulties and points that can contribute to the advancement and improvement of prison management in Amazonas State.

Since Monday, day 8, members CNPCP visited some of the prisons to pontuarem the greatest difficulties that were found in the Amazon prison system. That was the main discussion of the meeting. The committee also sought to advise on actions that seek the improvement of prisons and will produce a report on the points observed in visits, to be issued by the end of September.

The meeting was attended by the secretary of the SEAP, Pedro Florencio, executive Secretary, Lidianne Tamer, Deputy Executive Secretary, Major Military Police Jorge Rebello, coordinator of the penitentiary system, enderson Steps, Inspector General's prison system, André Cunha, the ombudswoman of the penitentiary system, Sarah Teles, President of the Penitentiary Council, Raimundo Pontes Son, officers and directors of prisons, judges and prosecutors in some districts of municipalities that have stuck justice.

For the Secretary of SEAP, Pedro Florencio, the visit of CNPCP is essential so that they can align the difficulties faced within the prison system. "It is very important that there be dialogue between the institutions involved, together we can find solutions and achieve better results ", evaluated.

Among the topics discussed are the overcrowding in prisons, percentage of pre-trial detainees and audiences wards. The committee sought to hear and guide the directors of the visited prisons and plans to carry out visits in the coming days in the remaining units.

The adviser CNPCP, Renato de Vito, He pointed out that massive investment in projects and activities that focus on the reintegration of persons deprived of liberty is necessary. "If you do not look at factors such as education and work the prisoner will not accomplish the mission. The state needs to offer good projects for the rehabilitation and recovery of citizenship of the person incarcerated ".

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