Monday, February 6, 2023

The common prisoner was charged 300 pesos for each visit.

juarez city ,

The transfer of 191 prisoners in the wee hours of Tuesday created uncertainty inside and outside the Social Reintegration Center No. 3.

Dozens of families waited outside the prison, despite the 6 °C temperature recorded in Ciudad Juarez, to find out about their relatives or at least their health status.

“Barely we knew, yesterday (Monday) they didn’t want to give us anything, in fact yesterday two big trucks wanted to take quite a bit… We climbed behind the buses so they couldn’t get out, trying to get them to To give us information and it was useless”, said Milenio, one of the waiting women.

The operation was carried out in the early hours of yesterday; According to the State Prosecutor’s Office and the Secretary of National Defense (Cedena), the prisoners were to be transferred by air to five federal prisons in two National Guard aircraft.

Prisoners are incarcerated for high-impact crimes, such as homicide, kidnapping, firearm possession, rape, and organized crime. The first route set out with 114 inmates, using two Boeing 727 aircraft belonging to the guards; Another with 77 in second.

“My brother doesn’t have a cell”

A commando disturbance at Cereso last Sunday exposed not only the luxuries that were allowed, but also the poor conditions of prisoners who lacked privileges.

“My brother has no cell, he lives in the corridors, with canvas tents improvised like this,” declared one woman, asking if her relative had been transferred.

Relatives alleged abuses in prison, such as charging for visits, to bring food, to wear blankets with flowers and not paintings, or simply to cover expenses.

“When I visit them I leave them for their expenses… sometimes up to 1,500 because everything is very, very expensive, everything inside is very expensive, the food… everything,” outside said one of the wives waiting.

Another wife of a prisoner explained: “We have 300 pesos to see our family members and we have to leave it with them; Every time I go in, it’s 300 pesos to meet her and if I don’t let her go, she’ll have to wash her hands”. He details that she leaves him the money and then they charge him.

“Two weeks ago we brought my brother a blanket and he wouldn’t let me pass it because it wasn’t checkered, it should be a checkered blanket, and the one I brought had a flower print; They told me that I could not pursue it, that if I wanted they would charge me 400 pesos, and no better, my brother told me not to pay it because in any case they would steal it”, others Says the person.

While prosecutors have promised to cleanse the detention center, which has already begun with the dismissal and investigation of director Alejandro Alvarado Téllez, it still cannot explain the existence of VIP cells.

—How do you explain the existence of these cells? It’s not impossible to see them…” Roberto Javier Fierro Duarte, a Chihuahua prosecutor, was asked on Monday.

– Look, I have to tell them and make it clear that we are conducting a thorough investigation. Because it was not built in six months or a year. This is long awaited.

“Didn’t he see it?”

“Not that we’ve seen it.

“So they knew?”

—No, don’t worry, that’s what we’re looking at and analyzing.


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