This Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the first violent incident was recorded within the prison system. In the Esmeraldas detention center, three prisoners were murdered.
The Comprehensive Care Service for Persons Deprived of Liberty (SNAI) confirmed the death of the three inmates.
He confirmed that the National Police controlled the incidents registered at the Esmeraldas No.2 Center for Deprivation of Liberty. In addition, it coordinates actions together with the State Attorney General’s Office to establish the material and intellectual authors of this case.
According to preliminary information, the victims were brutally attacked with knives. Unofficially, the events would respond to a dispute for the power of the penitentiary center on the part of the criminal gangs.
Military personnel are kept on the outer perimeter of the jail. This, after the Government ordered that the uniformed men remain in this area to continue with control, after a prison crisis that began in 2020 and, in 2021 alone, left more than 320 inmates murdered.