In it National government controversy sparked off cause That the basic basket of the prisoners comes out plus than any argentinian. This became known after the Justice will take away from Penitentiary Service four tenders from Business who provide food. Who directs penitentiary affairs is Maria Laura Garrigosa close friend a Cristina Kirchner.
In one of the first tenders that La Cornisa (LN+) found, it was to purchase breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner for the Santa Rosa penal colony (Unit 4). The total amount of rations proposed by the tender was 196,267. The money from the State destined to buy that amount of food was $282,834,485.69.
the journalist Silvina MaMartinez discovered that $1,441 per day was paid for each detainee in the prison located in La Pampa. The value per day if multiplied by the number of days in the month (30), gives a total of $43,230 per prisoner. According to INDEC, the basic food basket for Argentines oscillates at $12,900 per month so as not to be below the poverty line.
The same state agency published that a family of five members, to feed themselves beyond the indigence line, needs $41,962 per month. This means that a prisoner, for the State, spends the same on food as a family group of five people every month. Although the inmates are still upstairs for more than a thousand pesos a month.
The same happens with the Ezeiza Federal Complex. The purpose of the contract was the same as the Santa Rosa prison. In the Buenos Aires prison, $1,214.84 per prisoner per day was spent. Although in one month the figure is less than the La Pampa prison, with more than $36,000 per month, it practically triples the basic food basket per person in the country.