US News: The Ecuador launches a census in his prisons to improve the conditions of detention

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The first penitentiary census of the Ecuador began on Monday August 22 and will apply in the Prisons of the country which house around 35,000 prisoners. A stage in the reform of the prisons announced at the start of the year by the government to end chronic violence and massacres between rival bands which since 2020 have caused 400 detainees.

With our equator correspondent, Eric Samson

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If the government by definition knows the number of detainees in its prisons, it does not have precise statistics today on the sociology of those deprived of freedom- on the number of small delinquents for example or on the contrary large traffickers of drugs or housing killers.

An objective that is not without danger

This is the objective of the census that will end in three months in Guayaquil, in the most important prison in the country.

The operation is not without danger for public officials who will be permanently accompanied by police and soldiers, because arms and explosives circulate in prisons pavilions, as recent clashes have demonstrated it .

Limit prison overcrowding

The government wishes to limit prison overcrowding which is about 7% by reducing the number of prisoners awaiting trial, or about 13,000 out of a total of 32,000. To improve the living conditions of the prisoners , the authorities also want to separate leaders from rival bands and their men.

Once the census is completed, the most violent prisoners will be concentrated in maximum security prisons, and the others in medium and minimum security pavilions. The imprisoned adolescents will be entitled to centers far from experienced offenders.

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