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At least six inmates die in Italy during protests over prison restrictions on coronavirus

A total of six people detained in a prison in Modena have died in the context of prison protests over the decree that imposes more restrictions in prisons for the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Televisa News SOURCE: agency FROM: MODENA, Italy

At least six inmates have died in Italy due to protests against coronavirus (AP) restrictions

A total of six people detained in a prison in Modena, in the Emilia Romagna region, in northern Italy, have died in the context of prison protests over the decree that imposes more restrictions on prisons for the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as reported by the newspaper 'La Reppublica'.

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Prosecutor and prison police union sources have confirmed that three prisoners have died in the Modena prison and three others in the prisons to which they have been transferred after the beginning of the protests.

The Italian penitentiary administration had previously confirmed three prisoners killed in Modena, although he noted that none of the deceased had body injuries. Two of the prisoners would have died from drug use and the third died from causes that are still unknown.

According to 'La Repubblica', the prison in Modena has registered significant damage due to the protests of the prisoners for the imposition of more restrictions for the outbreak of the new coronavirus, so that

authorities have begun to transfer a large part of the detainees to other prisons. The goal of the authorities is to completely vacate the main building of the Modena prison.

In the polyclinic hospital of Modena, four injured prisoners are admitted in serious condition and with a reserved prognosis. So far, this center to 18 prisoners in several advanced medical posts, mostly from poisoning.

The jail is completely disabled. It goes to closing ”, explained the general secretary of the Penitentiary Police (Sappe), Francesco Campobasso. “In 25 years I have not seen such a situation.

To quote the words of a colleague: not even a hurricane would have caused something so devastating. It is a very sad situation to see. On the precise causes I cannot explain myself or launch hypotheses but for years the prison system has erroneous policies such as dynamic surveillance, ”he said.

The Prefecture of Milan will hold this Monday morning a meeting of the provincial committee of order and public safety to address the situation for the coronavirus and the specific situation in prison.

Sources consulted by the Italian newspaper have said that the first three deaths recorded in prison protests would not be directly linked to the protests.

With information from Europa Press

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