Overcrowding, self-harm and dilapidated structure. The Sollicciano prison “is a shame of the prison architecture of our country, with all due respect for those who designed it”. Strong words, clear, those pronounced by the mayor Dario Nardella today, Monday, in the City Council after having listened to the annual report of the guarantor of the prisoners Eros Cruccolini. “That structure – added the mayor – is not designed to help the prisoner and for the re-education of the sentence. I ask Minister Cartabia to come and visit the Sollicciano prison, it would be a great gesture of attention ». Especially after the blatant protest of 8 inmates, who climbed onto the roof last July, and the complaint, in September, by Sandra Rogialli, Health in prison in Florentine prisons. Who compared Sollicciano “to a madhouse”. Nardella in his speech at the Salone de ‘Dugento recalled that “each prisoner costs the community 154 euros per day, of which only six for maintenance, only 35 cents for his re-education, the one mentioned in the Italian Constitution. Public opinion often considers prison as something “to pay no attention to” and the person is often told that one must “throw him in jail and throw away the key”. This concept is harmful, we need to do a great job ». For the mayor of Florence, “we must take the Constitution back in hand to avoid overcrowding: it is useful to rethink alternative measures and not to be forced to vote for yet another measure to empty prisons”. Re-education, which allows us to give these prisoners an opportunity, is fundamental, he added. Here civilization is at stake: the prison must be rethought and rebuilt. And I must repeat it: the Sollicciano prison is a shame of the prison architecture of our country. That structure is not designed to help the detainee, it is not designed for the re-education of the sentence “.
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November 8, 2021 | 18:48
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