“The situation in the prison system is disastrous”: former director of the Cereso de Colima

Social Reintegration Center of Colima (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Colima experienced the morning of this Tuesday, January 25, a prison riot that left at least seven injured and eight dead due to an alleged brawl between criminal gangs in bedrooms A and B of the city’s Social Reintegration Center.

Jose Abel Saucedo Romero, former director of Prevention and Social Rehabilitation of the Cereso de Colima between 2016 and 2018, had already warned about the potential danger that existed inside the prison due to the lack of trained personnel, the non-existent criminological classification of inmates and the total indifference of authorities and governors.

The situation in the Colima prison system is disastrous”, affirmed the specialist in criminology to Infobae Mexico.

Saucedo Romero emphasized that for three years he had already warned about the importance of separating inmates in their bedrooms according to the level of danger. “As long as they have the inmates mixed up, as long as there is no proper classification, as long as there are not enough trained prison staff, this and worse things will happen“, he pointed.

On Tuesday afternoon, the authorities reported that the riot had been controlled (Photo: Twitter/gobiernocolima)
On Tuesday afternoon, the authorities reported that the riot had been controlled (Photo: Twitter/gobiernocolima)

“They do not have an adequate criminological classification of inmates because there are not enough specialized personnel, such as doctors, psychologists, social workers, criminologists, etc. As long as they don’t have specialized bedrooms for each type of danger, they’re going to have them mixed up and these types of problems are going to arise,” the specialist insisted.

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Reference-www.infobae.com

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