Guanajuato.- The prisons of Guanajuato they are full and the governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo said he will request the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) support to build a new one.

The Republic President will be today in Irapuato, where he will lead a safety meeting and then give his morning lecture.

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Diego Sinhue He said he was concerned because the risk in state prisons has increased due to the overcrowding they suffer.

With capacity for 6,043 inmates, there are currently 6,766, 12% more.

We have put so many criminals in prison that we need to build a new prison that costs between 3 thousand and 5 thousand million, in addition 50 hectares and we no longer have money, “said the Governor.

He reported that in the past six-year term 850 people were detained and 2,200 have been under his administration.

“We are going at a very fast pace arresting people; When we started, 3 years ago, there were about 5 thousand inmates, and currently there are more than 7 thousand, plus those who are in transit, who have not been sentenced and who are undergoing a trial ”.

He acknowledged that to prevent the prisons from remaining overcrowded, other factors have to be reviewed, including the release of inmates who have already served their sentence or could benefit from some pre-release.

“But there are also prisoners who do not want to get out of jail, many of them sick and on whom we spend millions of pesos on their medicines, and no one outside is going to give them to them.”

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He assured that there are some whose medicines cost up to 70 thousand pesos a week.

Of the 11 state penitentiaries in Guanajuato, the only one that is not overcrowded is the one located in Santiago Valley, thanks to the transfer of 100 inmates with the support of the Federation.

In the female prison of Santiago Valley there is also room for another 40 inmates.

The president stated that one option is to relocate inmates from state prisons to the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation (Cefereso) on Ocampo.

“It is not at its maximum capacity and it has space, as it has capacity for 5,000 inmates and it has 2,500”added.

Make AMLO express visit

The activities of the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador start very early today, at the facilities of the XII Military Region of Irapuato.

The president will lead the meeting on security with federal and state authorities, at 5:00 in the morning.

Later, Lopez Obrador he will give his customary ‘morning’ lecture.

It was not certain whether the President AMLO I was already last night in Irapuato, but surely he did it the same as during his previous visit, in July of last year

There is also no announcement of any subsequent activity.

Returns 4,745 homicides later

Since the last time the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) He was in GuanajuatoOn July 15, 2020, 4,745 more homicides have been registered.

This time, referring to insecurity, he pointed out that it was a compromise. And when AM asked if there was a deadline to achieve it, he replied: “Yes, yes, we have to give results as soon as possible.”

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