The Prime Minister on Tuesday visited the site of a Haut-Rhin penitentiary center included in the ten-year plan to create 15,000 additional prison places.
Prime Minister Jean Castex called on Tuesday to “reject the angelism of social determinism as much as the demagoguery of the all-repressive», During a site visit to a Haut-Rhin penitentiary center included in the ten-year plan to create 15,000 additional prison places.
The head of government, accompanied by Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti, defended a penal policy “which leaves plenty of room for alternative penalties” but also “which only makes sense if society accepts the prison response as a certain penalty for the most serious and intolerable acts», During a speech in front of the future penitentiary center of Lutterbach, on the outskirts of Mulhouse. However, for “assume this policy», «we need more prison places“, Defended the Prime Minister who announced earlier the sites selected for the construction of new places of prison according to the second phase of”Plan 15.000 places»Launched at the start of the five-year term. The plan must “start»7000 new places by 2022 and 8000 additional must be delivered by 2027. It foresees in all 18,000 creation of places but also the elimination of 3000. The penitentiary center of Lutterbach must replace the penitentiary establishments of Mulhouse and Colmar considered too old and offering conditions of detention “unworthy».
4.4 billion euros
The overall program of 15,000 additional places has a budget of around 4.4 billion euros, “the most important plan for fifteen yearsAccording to the Ministry of Justice. France now has 61,100 prison places. In January 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned France and demanded that it reduce its prison overcrowding and offer detainees a real remedy to put an end to the undignified conditions of detention.
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