La Nación/University Scholarships for Prison Guards and Prisoners

More than 60 prisoners and guards from the Esperanza Industrial Prisons Unit (UPIE) will receive scholarships in law and business administration careers to enhance the importance of university study. The scholarships have been agreed upon by the Independent University of the South (UNASUR) with the Ministry of Justice.

Specifically, there will be 56 full scholarships, 26 for persons deprived of their liberty and 30 for prison officials, with academic study certificates, as a vital tool for effective social reintegration and better institutional management.

“If the inmates themselves can achieve their goal of obtaining a university degree, and become double agents within the prisons, this means that the efforts of the state and the private sector have been very successful,” said Justice Minister Edgar Olmedo. . Likewise, they opened two educational rooms that students will use, with basic computer tools, furniture, study materials and internet with monitored connection, for the correct development of virtual classrooms inside Esperanza prison.

Likewise, professions are permanently appropriate in their curricula in accordance with the new demands of educational, humanistic, scientific and technological progress demanded by the constant changes in today’s society. Also in attendance were the Director of UPIE, Teofilo Baez; Director General of Prison Institutions Christian Ortiz; Director of Welfare and Social Reintegration, Vanessa Nabbout, and Minister of Justice Edgar Olmedo.

“I want to express my happiness, and give all necessary accompaniment to those who face the challenge of training in this prison. Let us see that we can also do other kinds of efforts, such as, for example, building more classrooms instead of building more cells,” Olmedo said.

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