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Supreme Council set up to Optimize Prison Policy

Representatives of the public powers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela met yesterday to set up a Supreme Council on Prisons. This council will be made up of four units with the aim of humanizing and improving the national prison system.

The first of the units will be tasked with the optimization of prison policy, the second will develop projects to promote family coordination, the third will evaluate and correct judicial performance, and the fourth will be charged with forming a judicial council for rules and laws.

The Minister of People’s Power for the Interior and Justice, Tareck El Aissami, explained that this council will look for formulas for citizens to redeem themselves and adapt to society.

The minister indicated that due to the work and human potential of the people who head the public powers, the country can count on them as a fundamental tool to promote projects that optimize Venezuelan institutions.

"We, as a state, are generating structural policies on prison issues," added the minister.

Discussions of an Organic Prison Regulation are also planned, which will deepen the process of humanization of all the prisons throughout the country.

Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United states / June 5, 2009

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