Crime and Violence

Mexico City Will No Longer Accept Federally Convicted Prisoners

The government of the country’s capital will no longer accept criminal defendants who have committed federal crimes in its prisons, in order to reduce the prison population that currently exceeds the permitted limits.

The city government reported that the Federation will start a “gradual process” to purge federally sentenced prisoners to their places of origin, as well as implement other measures to help reduce prison overcrowding.

There are almost 6 thousand prisoners connected to federal crimes in rehabilitation centers in the Federal District many of them from other states. The total prison population is 40,000 prisoners.

Cuenca, Alberto. “El DF no aceptará más reos federales” El Universal June 4, 2009.

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