Venezuela, Venezuela Creates New Ministry for Prison Reform

Posted on August 1, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Social Issues, Venezuela

The new state institution will be dedicated to working together with families and communities to humanize prisons and address the root causes that lead to imprisonment. Moving ahead with prison reforms in the wake of recent tumult, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appointed congresswoman Iris Varela to head the newly created Ministry of Penitentiary Services. Read Article

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