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SCJN has released 40,000 people from prison in 4 years, reported Arturo Zaldívar – El Sol de México

In the last four years, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) has released more than 40 thousand people that were in the jail largely due to the lack of resources to pay for a adequate defense.

This was reported yesterday by the Minister President of the Court, Arturo Zaldivar Lelo de Larreaduring his monthly press conference, where he explained that these releases they have been given thanks to the intervention of the Federal Institute of the Public Defense of the Judicial Power of the Federation.

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“In the time that I have been president in the Cut and the council, until today in these little less than 4 years, I want to tell you that with the intervention of our human rights defenders we have managed to recover the freedom of 40 thousand 941 people, almost 41 thousand people, 41 thousand lives, 41 thousand families, 41 thousand stories of poor people, humble people who were in prison, precisely poor people, because with a quality defense they could have regained their freedom,” he assured.

According to their figures, the 40,000 prisoners who are free today represent around 18 percent of the prison population in the entire country.

These releases that have taken place from January 2020 to September 2022, he considered, show that the power of attorney that he leads today is closer to the people and “has turned to look at the eyes of the marginalizedto the ignored.”

“I am very pleased with the results, we will continue working, trying to raise this figure for the months that I have left at the head of the Court and the Council (of the Federal Judiciary),” he said.

Last May, the Minister President visited the prison of Santa Martha Acatitla to learn about the situation in which the women imprisoned there find themselves.

A month later, prison authorities in Mexico City released a person identified as ALNA.

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