Penitentiary Systems


Latin American prisons have a high rate of overcrowding and present a diffuse infiltration of criminal organisations that often transform them into real schools of crime.

The general objectives of the Penitentiary Systems component of EL PAcCTO are to improve penitentiary management systems, the operational capacities of penitentiary institutions, the treatment of the penitentiary population, penitentiary intelligence and respect for and attention to human rights.

 

Areas of intervention
PRISON MANAGEMENT
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  • Data systems

  • Classification of the penitentiary population

  • Infrastructure design and organisation

OPERATIONAL CAPACITIES OF PRISON INSTITUTIONS
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  • Penitentiary careers

  • Training and specialisation programmes

  • Internal control

  • International cooperation

REGIME AND TREATMENT OF THE PENAL AND PRISON POPULATION
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  • Execution of alternative measures

  • Management of the adolescent penal population

  • Application of special measures and treatments of specific groups

  • Penitentiary management of the repentant

  • Interagency Coordination

FIGHT AGAINST CROSS BORDER ORGANISED CRIME
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  • Penitentiary Intelligence

  • Treatment of organised criminal groups

  • Fight against infiltration