Monday, June 5, 2023

Working prisoners can access pay and contracts

Get paid while working on a resocialization project The prison is a possibility that the country’s inmates would have a legislative initiative that began its process in Congress.

This is a bill for productive prisons. Initiative It was already approved in the first of the four debates Is in Congress and wants to contribute to the resocialization, rehabilitation and social reinvestment of people deprived of liberty in Colombia.

“Productive prison programs must be guaranteed productive work space inside prisons”, says the article that was approved by the first commission of the chamber on 17 May.

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Tax and administrative benefits are proposed for public and private institutions associated with the legislative initiative. Prisoners may be in projects for the production of commercial goods, food, crafts, agriculture, and even music.

“21% of people deprived of liberty in our country end up re-offending and the overcrowding is already close to 23%, that’s why this bill is important So that those deprived of liberty can receive a true process of resocialization and rehabilitation that allows them to change their lives and avoid the repetition of crimes,” explained Carlos Ardilla, speaker of the initiative.

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inmates participating in productive prison processes They will have the right to be remunerated with fair and reasonable wages The work for which they have been hired.

“Institutions or organizations responsible for income tax and supplementary may request Tax exemption equal to the amount of salary expenses paid in favor of the population deprived of liberty Within the framework of the development of the program”, for the companies that are associated, there will be benefits for their part.

The project has a positive concept Ministries of Education and Justice. This initiative is added to the Prison Humanization Project set up by the government.

The Initiative for Productive Prisons is authored by Congressmen Gustavo Adolfo Moreno Hurtado, Soledad Tamayo, Beatriz Lorena Ríos Cuéllar, Karina Espinosa Oliver, Pedro Hernando Flórez Porras, Julio Elias Chagui Flórez, Griselda Lobo Silva and Ana María Castañeda Gómez.

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