He Mayaguez Recreation and Sports Palace served as headquarters for the inmate teams from five institutions in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DRC) will play today, Saturday, a friendly basketball carnival, in a bid to promote rehabilitation through fraternization and sports.
The activity, which is carried out four times a year under the government program “Fill the courts, not the prisons”had the participation of the penitentiaries Sabana Hoyos 216, Aguadilla Guerrero Correctional Institution, Mayaguez Detention Center, Ponce 1,000 Correctional Complex and the Pedro Rodriguez Mateo Correctional Complex. Each was represented by 12 male players.
He DCR indicated that confined people participated in the sporting event under the three levels of custody (minimum, medium, maximum), each one complying with the current regulations so that they are granted the privilege of being part of their respective teams and playing in the carnival.
Furthermore, the relatives of inmates They also had the opportunity to be at the tournament as spectators and provide support from the stands. For each player, the presence of two adults and four minors, previously registered on the visitor list of the corresponding penal institutions, was allowed.
The governor was present at the tournament Pedro Pierluisithe secretary of DCR, Annie Escobarthe interim mayor of Mayaguez, Jorge Ramos Ruiz and the secretary of Department of Recreation and Sports (DRD), Ray Quinones.
The sports initiative is organized by the DCR Sports Office in collaboration with the Municipality of Mayaguez and the Committee of Relatives of Inmates.