Foreigners make up 6.6% of prisoner population
According to a report issued by the Prisons Agency, there are currently 1,660 foreigners in Dominican jails, which is 6.6% of the overall prison population of 24,848 inmates.
The vast majority of the foreign prisoners, some 80.7%, are Haitians with 1,241. In addition there are 43 from the United States, Canada and Mexico and the remaining 276 come from other countries.
39.9% of foreigners are in the new model prisons. 60.1% of the foreigners are held in traditional jails, with La Victoria holding 295 prisoners or 17.7%. La Victoria is the largest prison with 7,993 prisoners or 32.1% of the total.
Next is Anamuya in Higuey with 181 foreigners, some 10.9% and 1,023 inmates in total, or 4.1% of the overall prison population.
Then comes El Seibo with 119 foreigners out of a total of 792, Montecristi with 105 out of 406, La Vega with 72 out of 1,454 and Mao, Valverde with 63 foreigners out of a total prison population of 349.
In Barahona and La Cucama in La Romana there are 62 foreigners in each.
In San Cristobal there are 61 in Najayo Men’s prison.
Those jails with the least number of foreign prisoners, between 10 and 60, are Santiago Rodriguez, San Pedro de Macoris, Monte Plata, Higuey Women’s Jail, Najayo Women’s Jail (San Cristobal), Bani Men’s Jail, Kilometer 15 Azua, Rafey Men’s Jail, San Francisco de Macoris, Samana, Kilometer 19 Azua, Pedernales, San Juan de la Maguana, Puerto Plata, Neiba, Pedernales, La Vega, Moca and Vista del Valle.
Those with between three and 10 foreign inmates are Dajabon (3), San Cristobal (3), Bani Women’s Jail (5), Rafey Women (5), Sabana Toro (7), Salcedo (7), Nagua (9), and Elias Pina (10).
Source: DR1. Listindiario
July 21, 2016
Category: DR News |