Sistema penitenciario salvadoreño y prevención del COVID-19

Originally published by Diario El Mundo on 29 March 2020

Summary

The author recommends to follow the provisions issued by the World Health Organization for the preparation, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention.

Also, the author suggests to implement other legal measures such as home detention using electronic anklets, in addition to conditional suspension of the execution of resolutions and conditional release, also using electronic anklets. In addition, regarding the pardons, the Legislative Assembly should prioritize the groups at risk.

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Cárceles en El Salvador restringen acceso por Covid-19

Originally published by Prensa Latina on 13 March 2020

Summary

The Head of the General Direction of Criminal Centers mentioned that they will have a control at the entrance of each prison with medical personnel, which will make an assessment of the custodian and of the administrative staff. Also, he mentioned that the visits will be allowed only to guarantee access to justice and the hearings of the prisoners will be virtual.

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