Archive for June 20th, 2011

The empty words of Hugo Chavez on prison reform

June 20, 2011

El Rodeo prison as it was attacked by the National Guard

Quotes from the fake revolution:

“The prison problem is a reflection of the national rot in many areas, a judiciary riddled with corruption, inefficiency , insensitivity, a prosecutor who for years has not fulfilled its obligation to ensure compliance with human rights, prison gangs that became encroached there, who then took possession over the prisons. ”

“Prisons are like the gates of of the fifth Hell. I am committed to all of you, to your family, with your pain. We already have a plan that was developed before taking office, and I already have a team of military and civilians working on the ‘Dignity Plan’, dignity for prisoners. Dignity for prisons, and that thye become, indeed, in places where people live together, where they live and not die in life, like Venezuela’s prisons currently are, a system, our prison system, of the worst ones and most savages one around the world, even worse than many dictatorial regimes”

Who said this? Hugo Chavez on June 20th. 1999 in Alo Presidente #4

Like all his promises, nothing came of it, noting happened, nothing was being planned. The results are there to see:

-Only 28% of the prison population has been tried and sentenced

-The number of prisoners has almost doubled, while homocides have almost tripled.

-The People’s Ombudsman showed up over a week after the first deaths took place and hours after the attack by the National Guard

-After three days, the National Guard has yet to control the prison.

-We still don’t know the true number of death on the first weekend of the riots at El Rodeo and so far, the Government has not said how many were killed in the El Rodeo take over.

-How does moving the prisoners solve the problems?

-And finally, there is the big question: How did all those weapons get into El Rodeo? Were they brought in as part of the Dignity Plan?