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Ombudsman's Office receives multiple complaints about the need for a penitentiary in Darién

Ombudsman's Office receives multiple complaints about the need for a penitentiary in Darién

The Ombudsman's Office indicates that anyone who has committed a crime in Darien is sent to serve his sentence in Panama.
The Ombudsman's Office reports that it has received multiple complaints that point to the need to build a penitentiary in the province of Darién.

It explains that every person who has committed a crime in this region of the country is sent to serve his sentence in Panama.

It indicates in a statement that the Ombudsman's Office will proceed to open an ex officio complaint in this regard.

The entity details that personnel from the Office of the Ombudsman in Metetí carried out an inspection in the preventive cells in the community of La Palma, verifying that there are a total of 17 people deprived of liberty, which are kept under the orders of the Accusatory Penal System (SPA).

During the visit, compliance with some rights was verified, such as access to water, health and food, in addition, personal hygiene supplies were delivered to those deprived of liberty.

On the other hand, they heard some of the complaints that remain in the area and among the main ones is the lack of lighting in some cells, of which three are for men and one for women.
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