Jose Luis Dalmau points out that the genesis of the Hermes Avila case is in the Correction Reorganization Plan and the 2012 Penal Code

Jose Luis Dalmau points out that the genesis of the Hermes Avila case is in the Correction Reorganization Plan and the 2012 Penal Code

The president of the Senate, Jose Luis Dalmau Santiagomaintained on Sunday that the questionable release of the convict Hermes Avila, who now faces charges for the feminicide of Ivette Joan Melendezis the result of the “misguided” public policy established in Penal Codeapproved in 2011, and in the agency’s Reorganization Plan, endorsed by the Legislature that same year.

Dalmau Santiago maintained that, then, the senatorial delegation of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) opposed – through an explanatory vote – the approval of the New Penal Code, because “it made possible the prompt release of the convict to the free community”, contrary to the opposition’s arguments that alleged that the included provisions “treated the offender with supposedly greater severity and that the penalties for crimes were increased as a deterrent to criminal activity.”

“The passage of time proved us right. From a prison population of 12,551 in 2013 and 12,381 in 2015, it has been reduced to about 7,334 by April 2024. That is, in 11 years the number of those confined in penal facilities has been dramatically reduced by 5,217, by 41 %. However, criminal activity has not decreased, but continues to increase, but we see that criminal investigation and prosecution activities are increasingly less effective, because the number of case filings has decreased,” said the senatorial leader.

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