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This public facility has 1,738 internees and at least 421 COVID-19 confirmed cases.
Colombia's National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (INPEC) Thursday decided to send a medical team to the Villavicencio prison, a public facility located in the Meta department that has 1,738 inmates and at least 421 COVID-19 cases.
"They will have to ensure that the social isolation protocol is respected," the INPEC Director Norberto Mujica said.
He also explained that the Penitentiary Services Unit will be in charge of hiring health professionals who will attend the inmates.
The authorities also determined that the inmates should receive legal advice. The decision seeks to benefit them with the "Release Decree."
Con el uso de termómetros infrarrojos, se realizan tamizajes constantes a privados de la libertad y funcionarios de los Establecimientos Carcelarios del país, para verificar su estado de salud. #InpecPrevienepic.twitter.com/iP3leNmo8G