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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mafias Control Ecuador Jails

Quito, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The governor of Guayas province, Camilo Saman, reiterated that it is imperative to reform the Ecuadorian penitentiary system, and end with the control of jails by mafias.

"Drug mafias are the ones who truly control prisons," said Saman on Monday night, highlighting that it will be take at least two years to solve crime and security issues.

The governor called for the restructuring of the National Penitentiary Council, and blamed the National Direction for the mishandling of prisons.

The official affirmed President Rafael Correa will visit a penitentiary in Guayaquil Monday, where he will announce a plan to improve jail conditions.

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