some of the major problems that person deprived of liberty is crowded, access to health And this human rights violationsThis has been confirmed by many women who have been in prison over the years.
A woman who spent 9 years in prison said, “The establishment provides a package of towels, which comes with around 10 to 15 towels and is offered every three months.”
For her part, Paola Cleves, another woman who was released from women’s detention prison 5 years ago ‘the good Shepherd’ assured that the biggest impact on prison population it’s mental health he’s suffering from two poles, Tension And suicidal thoughts,
“How is life when they gave me Tramadol for pain, now I have it by quantity. I paid one prison to pay another in mental centers”, assures Paola Cleves.
Daniel Etcheverry, Member Civil Society Commission on the Status of Unconstitutional Affairs indicates that the right to health is one of the most violated in prisons, especially in Bogotá.
“The prevalence of diseases is even higher than in Colombian society, due to the conditions of confinement, especially access to drinking water. The fact that food does not reach people in good condition, the possibility of suffering from gastrointestinal diseases increases”, says Echeverri.
The experts participating in our Ahora broadcast told that it was necessary to make public politics To bring attention to the hardships that exist inside prisons, but also to follow up on those who regain their freedom.
“Restructure the health system in general, but mental health in particular, in Colombian prisons. What is mental health? What mental health are we talking about? And it really turns into prevention programs, ”of political prisoners With said Carla Trujillo, coordinator of the field of psychosocial solidarity.
How crowded are prisons in Bogota?
Three out of four prisons in Bogotá are overcrowded; ‘The Pilory’ it is located in use mehave the ability 6,223 prisoners and 7,227 currently deprived of libertyThat is, there is an overpopulation of 1,004, which equates to 16.1% overcrowding, and there are, according to USPEC, 8 health professionals.
as for prison ‘Sample’ which is located in the town Aranda Bridgeit has the potential 2,910 prisoners and today 3,272 are deprived of libertyThat is, an overpopulation of 362, equivalent to overcrowding of 12.4%, and a medical staff of 6 professionals.
and the third is the imprisonment of women ‘the good Shepherd’ in town joint neighborhoodthere is a prison for women and there is room for There are 1,246 dams but currently there are 1,787 dams in place: That is, there is an excess population of 541 people, which equates to overcrowding of 43.4% and there are 6 professionals to provide healthcare.