President of the National Bar Association visit Compaj and charges more investments in the prison system

Claudio Lamachia demanded the adoption of rehabilitation measures of prisoners and more investment in the prison system of the country.
02/02/2017 15h16 - Updated 3/02/2017 15h49
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The president of the National Bar Association Claudio Lamachia was on the morning of Thursday (2) the premises of the Penitentiary Anísio Jobim (Compaj) in Manaus accompanied by directors and members of the Committees on Human Rights and Defense of the Amazon sectional Privileges of. During the visit to the prison a month ago was the scene of the second largest massacre of prisoners registered in Brazil, Lamachia demanded the adoption of rehabilitation measures of prisoners and more investment in the prison system of the country.

"There is a complete failure of the prison system and this is fueling crime throughout the country. Society must understand that investment in prisons is essential, on behalf of the security of citizens themselves ", he said.

Next to the president of the sectional Amazon, Marco Aurélio Choy, Lamachia was in the area known as safe where most deaths occurred and the cell in which dozens of prisoners were burned. He called for flexibility in the completion of complex restructuring works. "It's very sad what we see here and worrying. The situation we had here put at risk the security of all ", he observed to see that the parlor that should be used by lawyers to meet detainees worked as cell and that was in the living area where the hearings took place with detainees.

"We are charging urgency and speed in completing the parlor of works for lawyers have direct access to prisoners, guaranteeing the right of defense of each of these people who are here serving a sentence ", He said Lamachia still took the opportunity to highlight the work of the sectional Amazon, throughout the process. "I want to provide solidarity to President Choy and the other Order leaders and offer ourselves to assist in this serious problem that Manaus and the rest of Brazil is experiencing", said Lamachia.

The president Marco Aurélio Choy, a visit that lasted an hour also served to raise the OAB elements for the bringing of a rehabilitation program in the State in partnership with various segments of society. "OAB has been following since the early hours of the rebellion, He filed several actions in the Judiciary and this moment is for the Order format a proposal for the penitentiary system of the country ", said.

According to the Department of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP), the Penitentiary Anísio Jobim houses 1.022 prisoners and it was the scene of death 56 detainees on January 1.

Since the occurrence of rebellion, OAB-AM has adopted various measures. Filed two actions in court, one requiring the end of the state contract with the company Umanizzare, responsible for the administration of prisons in Amazonas and another in liminal character to ensure the access of lawyers to detainees. The actions are still being processed.

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