A total of 860 deprived of liberty were released through alternative measures of serving sentences agreed by the courts during care sessions held in six entities. The information was provided by the Minister for the Penitentiary Service, Mirelys Contreras, who was a guest on the program Do not deprive yourself, broadcast this Monday by Radio Miraflores.
The so-called judicial cayapas included 19 prisons located in Aragua, Miranda, Carabobo, Anzoátegui, Lara and Falcón, specified the Minister who clarified that the different courts as well as prosecutors and public defenders were transferred to the respective establishments. "2.058 judicial acts were held, between preliminary hearings, to say a trial and the trial itself," explained Contreras.
"There were also 1.829 psychosocial examinations necessary to grant alternative measures to serve the sentence," said the head of the Penitentiary Service. "That has allowed us to decongest the prisons," he said.
The Minister said that the days of attention to those deprived of liberty, such as those held in six entities since last January 25, are part of the extraordinary measures designed with the Judicial Power to avoid the paralysis of criminal proceedings in times of pandemic.
Contreras announced that now a new batch of judicial cayapas is coming in the remaining prisons of the country and preventive detention centers, spaces administered by the different police officers. He said that he was visiting each of the entities where the cayapas were held to hold the security meetings, an instance that allows the organization of work with the regional authorities.