Juarez City.- Weeks after launching an investigation into the escape of 26 inmates from the Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) 3 in Juarez, for which 17 people were murdered inside the prison on January 1, arrest warrants have been issued relating to those public servants. Anyone who may have participated in some way in what happened, Governor Maria Eugenia Campos Galván said yesterday.
The president of Chihuahua said these cases are under investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), although “some arrest warrants will be seen after some time.”
As of 31 January, the state penitentiary system passed from the Prosecutor’s Office to the State Public Security Secretariat (SSPE), as the culmination of a series of changes achieved by the attack and escape on 1 January.
It took a little over a year for the prosecutor’s office to be in charge of the system, and during that time, Campos Galván confirmed, he was never informed of the status of the Juárez prison.
Personnel such as Luis Alfonso Harris Arrondo, the penitentiary system’s general director, as well as Alejandro Alvarado Téllez, the then operations director of Cereso 3, were removed from their positions. Prior to the state government’s executive project for the transfer of the system to SSPE, Roberto Javier Fierro Duarte’s dismissal as state attorney general was also ordered, sending him to private secretary to the governor, and César Juregui Moreno assumed ownership. Was of social representation.
Campos Galván reported yesterday that “there are people who are a cause of corruption since they make lists of prisoners transferred. Imagine what commanders or officers can pay for not being transferred or any other privilege .
In the past, Ricardo Realvázquez, in charge of the Office of the Directorate of Social Reintegration Centers, said that what happened, from the assault and transfer of the penal system, has been considered to conduct confidence tests for security personnel and penitentiary custody that are part of the secretariat’s payroll became.
In this regard, the head of the SSPE, Gilberto Loya Chávez, said yesterday that despite the possible involvement of prison personnel in acts of corruption, “there are very good, admirable people in all institutions who have every right and desire to be policemen. Unfortunately, Surely there must be people who have allowed all this to happen”, and for this reason “all this must be analyzed”.
On another topic, Campos Galván commented that she was very grateful for the work done in cleaning Cereso 3. “There was no one who said anything, who condemned, who had the will and the courage to do so,” she noted.
He assured, “It is about a radical, big, profound change, with great courage (…) and honesty on the part of SSPE members”.