MPF-AM recommends monitoring in works for prison construction in Manaus

The inspection will be held at the National Penitentiary Department (Depen) and the Comptroller General (TOS).
07/05/2017 14h46 - Updated 8/05/2017 11h38
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The Federal Public Ministry in the Amazon (MPF / AM) issued a recommendation to the National Penitentiary Department (Depen) and the Comptroller General (TOS) to supervise the construction works of the new Provisional Detention Center Male from Manaus II (CDPM-II), valued at nearly R $ 22 millions.

The recommendation is based Combat Group data from the Prisons Crisis Amazonas State prosecutors (MP / AM). The group identified that were not in compliance with the recommendations of the Basic Guidelines for Prison Architecture, defined by the Ministry of Justice and the National Council on Criminal and Penitentiary Policy, and it is unlikely that the delivery of the work done on schedule.

According to the MPF, surveillance should be carried out on site, in order to identify and specify possible structural flaws in the security facilities that may compromise the integrity of the work and compliance with the rules on good conditions of serving the sentence and rehabilitation of prisoners.

in inspection, Depend and CGU should also check the partial delivery of technical feasibility of the work before 16 September this year, end date of the agreement between the State of Amazonas and the Ministry of Justice for the construction of the unit.

no document, MPF points out that the State Department of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP) It said it wanted to promote partial opening of the Provisional Detention Center Male from Manaus before the completion of the works.

other points – The MPF points, still, it is up to the authorities respect the physical and moral integrity of all convicted prisoners or provisional, and that the prisoner remains with all rights not affected by the loss of freedom, as established in the Penal Code. It also highlights that the institution has to act on assignment causes where there is involvement of prisoners at the disposal of the Federal Court, indigenous prisoners or when investment of federal resources applied origin.

The construction of CDPM-II of the Agreement is no object 782455/2013, signed between the Ministry of Justice and the State of Amazonas, no amount of R $ 21.987.103,12. According to data from the Portal Covenants of the Federal Government, the transfer of the Union was set at R $ 12.709.386,00 and the Amazonas State counterpart is $ 9.277.717,12.

We last months, Amazon has experienced a series prison crisis, which has already resulted in leaks, dozens of deaths and other cases of rights violations. Among the measures already adopted by MPF / AM are the public civil court action to hold the Union, the State of Amazonas, the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and the company Umanizzare the violent death of five Indian prisoners in Penitentiary Anísio Jobim (Compaj). It was also issued recommendations and filed civil action related to the work of the National Public Security Force in prisons in Manaus.

Source: MPF-AM


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