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Guanajuato near the top in femicide imprisonments

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LEÓN, Gto .- The state of Guanajuato holds the third place regarding the population of prisoners accused of femicide with 62 inmates imprisoned for this crime, according to the National Census of Government and Public Security Penitentiary System 2016 (Censo Nacional de Gobierno, Seguridad Pública y Sistema Penitenciario Estatales 2016), published by the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía INEGI).

Only Chiapas (81) and Veracruz (78), have more criminals convected for this type of crime, out of a total of 542 in the country.

The number of prisoners in Guanajuato for this crime doubled in one year, from 30 defendants in the 2015 census to 62 in 2016.

Some of these criminals were initially accused of intentional homicide on a woman, but in most cases, the judge reclassified the crime as femicide after reviewing the evidence obtained by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

It is noteworthy that 11 of the 32 Mexican states do not have a single prisoner for this crime: (Baja California Sur, Baja California, Estado de México, Michoacán, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Yucatan and Zacatecas).


87 cases of femicide have been registered in Guanajuato (Image: Parentesis)

No overpopulation

On the other hand, it was announced that there are 5,447 prisoners (4,769 of the common law and 678 of the federal court) in the 11 penitentiary centers in Guanajuato, according to data from the same census.

The prisons of Guanajuato can accommodate at least 5,700 inmates, making it one of the seven states where the number of prisoners do not exceed installed capacity, while in other 25 states, the number if inmates double their capacity.

Centro Federal de Readaptación Social Número 12 (Photo: Periódico Correo)

Centro Federal de Readaptación Social Número 12 (Photo: Periódico Correo)

10 Social Reintegration Centers (Centros de Reintegración Social) in Guanajuato are operated and administered by the State Public Security Secretariat and one (in Ocampo) by the federal government.

On December 31, 2015, there were 217,595 inmates nationwide. Of that total, 191,537 (87.6%) committed common crimes, 22,330 (10.3%), federal crimes, and 4,728 (2.2%), both.

Source: http://periodicocorreo.com.mx/

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