The treatment boards of the Mas d'Enric, Puig de les Basses and Lledoners prisons have finally ruled out that political prisoners can spend quarantine at home, according to a statement from the Justice Department. This possibility has been on the table these past few days, as a means of decongesting prisons in the face of coronavirus emergence, as has been the case with other third-degree inmates or second-degree inmates who have already made scheduled departures on pursuant to Article 100.2. The Supreme Court argued, however, that this measure should be applied to political prisoners and warned that members of the boards of Catalan prisons should be very well justified because otherwise, it could be a crime of prevarication.
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In fact, the Justice Department explains that, unlike political prisoners, the treatment boards in other Catalan prisons have chosen to release 15 second-degree inmates who also left the prison to go to work or to care for prisoners. 'a relative and can now be confined at home to the coronavirus. The ministry justifies the “unprecedented and extraordinary” decision to reduce the number of prisoners in prisons during the health emergency.