colombia seeks foreign companies for prison privatization effort
Colombia seeks foreign companies for prison privatization effort
The government is seeking foreign private companies to run prisons. “According to Caracol Noticias, Medina did not discard the possibility that the governments of the United States, China and Spain could be involved in the execution of the projects. The prisons are tentatively planned for construction in the departments of Cauca, Antioquia, Santander, and Putumayo and will each hold 3,500 inmates.” Union workers from the prison authority INPEC have given the Medellin government until April 29th to meet them to address the overcrowding emergency.