A bill intends to get the Courts of Execution of Sentences to grant the pardons for convicts, instead of the Governing Council, as it is established.
The initiative was presented by the Legislator Rafael Ortíz, from the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC), and it consists of an amendment to article 90 of the Criminal Code.
It also includes a partial amendment of the Constitution in paragraph 2, Article 147, which would add that the Governing Council may not grant pardons for regular crimes.
In addition, the bill states that the reports of the National Institute of Criminology would be binding for the judges, who would be obliged to provide a written justification when they decide to disregard said information.
Ortíz said that reports of the National Institute of Criminology should not serve only as information and that a judge can disregard its content without even providing a reasoning in writing to justify the decision.
It is urgent that the system works in favor of the victims and citizens and not only for the prisoners. We aim to stop the chaotic situation that started with the release of prisoners under unjustified criteria,”
added the Social-Christian.