Costa Rica may adopt electronic bracelets for criminals with minor offenses

Posted on September 14, 2014 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Crime

the project which would allow the use of electronic bracelets in Costa Rica might be law of the Republic starting next week, according to members of the third full Commission approved it in first debate earlier Wednesday. This initiative would allow persons who commit a minor crime not go to jail to saturate national prisons that are already at the top of inmates according to government data. “Our prisons are presenting significant overcrowding indices, so this mechanism would allow that persons guilty of minor offences may be at home, which leaves much more cheaply because it not already runs for feeding and other State,” said Deputy and member of the third full Commission, Mario round Poveda. Read Article

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