Through 153 meetings held throughout the prison network controlled by the Gendarmerie and in Sename centers with young people deprived of liberty, 2,600 people discussed their expectations regarding the constituent process.

Thursday June 23, 2022 2:27 p.m.

From the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the National Directorate of Gendarmerie, they delivered to the president of the Constitutional Convention, María Elisa Quinteros, together with the vice president Gaspar Domínguez and the deputy vice president, Tomás Laibe, the final report with the systematized results of the Prison Councils, which were organized in different prisons in Chile.

The Minister of Justice, Marcela Ríos, defined the event as a “historic milestone” in Chile participation and listening to the opinions, demands and concerns of persons deprived of liberty regarding the constitutional process.

“We are available to continue collaborating with the work that is being carried out by civil society, with a lot of commitment from both the Gendarmerie and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights,” said the minister.

For the preparation of the report, 153 councils throughout the country, which resulted in the collection of contributions of 2,600 people in prison.

The entire network of penitentiary centers that depend on the Gendarmerie and the Sename centers participated in the instances with the young people deprived of liberty, to discuss the expectations of the prisoners regarding the constitutional text.

The deputy vice president of the Constitutional Convention (CC), Tomás Laibe declared that the fundamental objective of the councils was “to promote the popular participation of persons deprived of liberty”

In that sense, he explained that, despite the fact that the final report was delivered today, there has been an incidence of those opinions in the constitutional process as the partial reports reached the plenary session of the Convention.

“We are happy and happy that a good part of the constitutional text contains the matters identified by these councils in relation to, for example: the right to re-insertion, recognition of the political rights of persons deprived of liberty and to mandate for the creation of a court for the execution of sentences”, Laibe pointed out.

The first two partial reports reached the CC work commissions through the Popular Participation rapporteurship. Therefore, they will be part of the final report to be prepared by the Secretary of Popular Participation, where the degree of incidence that each of these proposals had on the constitutional norms will be reported.

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