Another manager of the Mozambican jails has just retired to the cells to facilitate the escape of inmates. According to the National Penitentiary Service (SERNAP), the Director of the District Prison of Guro, Manica province, was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 4 months of fine for leading a scheme to facilitate the escape of prisoners at that point of the prison. parents. With him, he also collected a prison guard in the dungeons, who was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 2 months of fine. According to the spokesperson for SERNAP, Clemente Intsamuele, in addition to facilitating the escape of inmates, the aforementioned Director, whose name was not revealed, made illegal charges to the relatives of a prisoner, as a way of facilitating their escape. As a result, he was removed from office and is also facing disciplinary proceedings. In the province of Zambézia, SERNAP reveals that it recorded the escape of three inmates, from the Provincial Penitentiary Establishment, on the 17th of October. “Dues to be carried out by the Provincial Penitentiary Establishment of Zambézia resulted in the capture of one of the inmates on October 18, in the district of Mocuba. As there are signs of facilitation of escape, disciplinary and criminal proceedings are in progress against 10 guards, assigned to the establishment,” he revealed. In addition to instituting disciplinary and criminal proceedings against prison guards and managers for corruption schemes, SERNAP also claims to have instituted disciplinary proceedings against the drivers of the institution’s two vehicles that were involved in a road accident last November in Maputo city. Intsamuele said that the survey concluded that drivers did not observe traffic rules. It should be noted that this is not the first time that prison guards have been detained for facilitating the escape of prisoners. In 2018, for example, the Judicial Court of the City of Beira sentenced a prison guard to 8 years in prison for having proved his involvement in the escape of 17 inmates in the Beira Central Prison. (Marta Afonso) Source: Carta de Moçambique

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