El Salvador recognizes 100,000 prisoners under the emergency regime | News

El Salvador recognizes 100,000 prisoners under the emergency regime |
Rate this post

The Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador, Gustavo Villatoro, stated that the country's prisons house more than 100,000 prisoners, which represents 1.6 percent of the population, according to international media reports this Thursday.


Salvadoran Congress approves extending the emergency regime

The head pointed out that, since March 2022, when the emergency regime promoted by the Government of President Nayib Bukele was established, more than 72,600 people have been arrested on suspicion of being gang members, of which none have been sentenced.

According to information from World Prison Brief, the incarceration rate in the Central American nation, which has 6.3 million citizens, is equivalent to triple that of the United States.

However, the percentage of incarceration amounts to 2.4 when compared to the Salvadoran population over 18 years of age, which, according to the former General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses of El Salvador (DIGESTYC), is made up of 4,374,606. people.

Regarding the criticism made of the Salvadoran administration for the massive and arbitrary arrests, Villatoro pointed out that gang members and criminals have human rights, but "limited."

In turn, the minister assured that the country will soon carry out reforms to its justice system with the aim of speeding up sentences for those imprisoned.

This Tuesday, the Congress of El Salvador extended the emergency regime again with 67 votes in favor, so the deadline for the set of measures will be extended until October 13.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.