Venezuela, Corrections in

Pérez Santiago, N and Birkbeck, CH ORCID: 2017, 'Venezuela, Corrections in' , in: The Encyclopedia of Corrections , Wiley-Blackwell, Beverly Hills, California, pp. 1041-1048.

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The correctional system of Venezuela is best understood as a system of internment. The inmate population doubled between 2008 and 2015, and overcrowding is at 270%. Remand and sentenced inmates are usually not segregated and most centers are in a very poor physical state. Control over the interior of facilities is largely in the hands of inmates and rates of violence are very high. Early release mechanisms are a longstanding “benefit” sought by inmates but access to them has been restricted in recent years, leading to widespread and varied forms of protest. The government has recently attempted to improve conditions within internment centers, but the outcome is uncertain.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781118845424
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Depositing User: CH Birkbeck
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:10

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