Caravan of Privileges visit Jailhouse Vidal Pessoa and observes the institution's problems

After covering the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Tocantins, the Caravan of Privileges reaches the end of the first day in the AM.
16/09/2016 13h46 - Updated 17/09/2016 12h12
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Continuing the program in the Amazonas, the Caravan of Privileges was present at the Jailhouse Vidal Person, on the afternoon of Thursday (15). In this ocasion, members of the National Defense of the Privileges and Exploitation of Advocacy Committee met local facilities and were able to follow the main challenges faced by the institution.

The visit was led by representatives of the State Department of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP), who shared with the main problems experienced lawyers in the public jail, such as overcrowding of the cells, lack of adequate infrastructure and support of the competent bodies, among others.

According to the vice-president of the OAB / AM, Adriana Mendonça, these problems directly affect the professional practice of Law, who do not find the right conditions to exercise their activity. “We can see several problems, for example, the parlor conditions of this unit, that does not meet the needs of lawyers. We are looking for decent conditions for both the lawyer in the profession, as for the individual who is incarcerated here, that deserves to be in a more human condition”, He stressed.

On the conditions of the penitentiary system of the State, President of the sectional Amazon, Marco Aurélio Choy, He reaffirmed the Order's commitment to collaborate in the search for better working conditions for lawyers in those locations.

“We OAB / AM furnished it the parlors of the whole prison system, except Public Vidal Person chain that is disabling process, to allow the lawyer to exercise their profession with dignity. We will also provide lawyers to participate in the joint effort prison. These actions are very important, it is noteworthy that not only criticize the reality, we have to see what we can do to solve these problems”, concluded.

After visiting the public jail, lawyers who participate in the action in the state met with the Secretary of State of Corrections, Pedro Florencio, which received the vote of the Caravan.

On a Caravan
After covering the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Tocantins, the Caravan of Privileges reaches the end of the first day in the Amazon. According to the National Deputy Attorney Privileges, Raul Ribeiro Filho, the intention of the organizing committee is to take action at all sectional in the country by the end of this year. “The initiative's goal is to show to the professionals of Justice that there is a system and prerogatives of defense structure nationwide”, He stressed.

About the subject, the member of the National Defence Committee of Privileges and Exploitation of Law, Diego Almeida, said that the route of the Caravan by several states near the Federal Council of the Bar Association of Brazil and the sectional subsessions.

“These institutional visits serve both for us to feel like the judiciary and other agencies are addressing the issue of privileges, as to show that the OAB is a strong body that is present throughout Brazil”, He stressed the lawyer.

The Caravan of Privileges continues on Friday (16) and with the presence of President of the Federal Council of OAB, Claudio Lamachia. The program of the last day of activities includes Public Hearing, to be held at the OAB / AM auditorium, and the OAB room Opening / AM at the Superintendency of the Federal Police.

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