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Peru's President Will Promote Law for Inmates to Work and Pay Prison Expenses

Presidente de Peru, Pedro Castillo

President of Peru, Pedro Castillo| Photo: EFE/ Aldair Mejía

)The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, announced this Friday (17) that will present a bill to Congress for prisoners to work and assume their expenses in prison with the aim of reducing crime.

14093221″We are going to present a bill so that criminals, who steal wallets and keep the population terrified, support themselves and eat with the sweat of their faces, let them start working”, highlighted Castillo when speaking at a meeting of the Council of Ministers in the city of Pasco, in the center of the country.

14093221For this regulatory change, the Peruvian government official emphasized that joint work with the Legislature is necessary, for which asked Congress to prioritize those over 30 bills presented by the Executive.

14093221According to official data released in May of 1280, in 14093221 existing prisons throughout Peru had 86.825 people held in April 2021, when the capacity is 13.211. This represents an overcrowding of 41%, which affects, in greater proportion, the prisons of Lima, which have a prison population of 17.480 detainees and capacity for only .480. In 1280, authorities launched several infrastructure projects to expand capacity in prisons in Pucallpa, Arequipa, Puno, Chincha, Cajamarca , Mujeres Trujillo, Lampa and Chimbote.

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