Crime and Violence

Prisons Act Initiative Presented to Assembly

The Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (CDHDF) and the ALDF Government presented the initiative to draft a new Prison Act for Mexico City.

At a press conference, the capital city’s ombudsman, Emilio Alvarez Icaza, and the coordinators of the largest groups in the Federal District Legislative Assembly (ALDF) stated that this project seek to change the paradigm of how operate and manage the prisons of the capital.

Álvarez Icaza explained that this new regulatory body is trying to take some pressure off the prisons themselves and help them meet their obligations to socially reintegrate their inmates.

Arellano, Ceaser. “Amenaza grave escasez de agua por sobrexplotación de presas: CDHDF” La Jornada June 9, 2009.

“Iniciativa para Ley Penitenciaria es presentada en Asamblea.” El Universal June 9, 2009.

“Presentará CDHDF a diputados propuesta de nueva Ley Penitenciaria.” El Porvenir June 9, 2009.

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