An officer of the Badajoz Penitentiary Center was attacked on Friday night by a prisoner considered “very cruel” and an “expert” in martial arts, who was later defeated thanks to the intervention of other prisoners. The prison official was distributing dinner to the inmates, during which the aggressor, an Australian citizen awaiting transfer to his country of origin, “threw the tray,” spoke to him in a “very angry manner with a loud cry.” in English” and hit him in the chest and “pushed him hard.” The attack caused the prison officer to fall to the dining room floor, the CSIF union reported on Saturday in a press release collected by Europa Press.
At the same time as the inmate’s angry attack on the prison worker, “other inmates” reacted by “pushing the aggressor” to immobilize him, allowing the two officers on duty to in the module to stop the prisoner and “evacuate. him.” “from the dining room. The prisoner who in the “same afternoon” on Friday was transferred from the so-called “respect” module, to the extent that his profiles “allow for a more advanced coexistence ” within the prison treatment, arrested on September 15. in Badajoz city of Valverde de Llerena, the head of the union has detailed.
The arrest of the aggressor, who was on the run from Australian justice and accused of continuous sexual assault on a minor for three years, happened because of a “great police device” between the Judicial Police Technical Unit of the Civil Guard in coordination with. the Australian Federal Police. This prisoner belongs to the special forces and is awaiting transfer to Australia from the Badajoz Penitentiary Center where he was admitted “a few weeks ago.”
A “serious misclassification” of the prisoner
The events that occurred are described by the CSIF as a “serious internal classification error in the management of the center.” Likewise, the center of the union indicated that the establishment is not “suitable for prisoners with this profile”, nor a place where they can “walk” through a module where prisoners live together “very positively ” and “integrated into the normal development” of the prison. life.
CSIF also regrets that the regulatory means of “provisional isolation” cannot be applied to the aggressor inmate because for this it is necessary for him to see a doctor. By Friday afternoon, there was no doctor at the center. Regarding the Penitentiary Health situation, the CSIF pointed out that there is a “shortage” of doctors and nurses, adding that “this competence should have been transferred to the Autonomous Communities years ago, as envisaged by the Law.”
The lack of recognition of the status of “authority agents” by prison officials was also criticized by the headquarters as another “major deficiency” to which was added the “lack of material and human resources” and the absence of a “specific training. .”
They condemned the attack on a prisoner by two prison officers in Monterroso (Lugo)
The Professional Association of Prison Officials (Apfp), the majority union of the Penitentiary Center and the province of Lugo, reported this Saturday the attack of a prisoner on two prison officials in Monterroso (Lugo) that also happened this Friday . October 20. When the head of services and three officers continued to find a prisoner and search his cell, the prisoner “started to insult them and make waves” with his hands, ” very angry and in a very aggressive attitude,” reported Europa Press.
The prisoner “increased the tone of the insults, turned to threats and kicked and punched the workers.” In an attempt to subdue the prisoner, two officers were injured. One of them in the back with a strong lumbar contracture, had to be transferred to the infirmary of the center. One received medical attention and painkillers to ease the pain in his ribs. This inmate is serving a sentence of solitary confinement in a cell because of his “bad behavior, with several previous reports of danger and multiple reports” for “bad behavior.”
Later, the inmate stated that he swallowed a knife, whereupon he was taken to the hospital. The union emphasized the “professionalism” of the officials, who more than once avoided regretting “a disaster.” The Professional Association of Prison Officers also emphasizes the performance of the management team, including dealing with incidents. The union wishes a “quick recovery” to the officers who suffered injuries and remembers that the Monterroso center has a category C, so it must house low-profile prisoners, but “the truth is very different.”