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Sito Miñanco will be able to compensate for the vis-à-vis lost in the pandemic

Sito Miñanco will be able to compensate for the vis-à-vis lost in the pandemic

The Supreme Court has recognized the drug trafficker José Ramón Prado Bugallo, Sito Miñanco, the right to request from the prison where he is serving his sentence that he be compensated in some way for the vis a vis that he was granted for work done and that he did not enjoy due to the restrictions during the pandemic.

This is established in a ruling in which he rejects Sito Miñanco’s claim in his appeal that the high court unify doctrine on this matter but does inform him that he has the right to claim said compensation.

Sito Miñanco appealed the order of the Palencia Court that confirmed the decision of a Penitentiary Surveillance Court to reject his appeal against the denial by the Dueñas prison that he could recover the vis a vis that were granted to him for work carried out in 2021 when I was in the Estremera prison (Madrid) and that were suspended as a result of the pandemic.

The Dueñas penitentiary center informed Sito Miñanco that despite the lifting of the restrictions, it was not possible for it to enjoy the vis-a-vis obtained before the pandemic and explained that it is impossible to give all the lost communications to the inmates since there is a physical limitation of rooms and days, just like a human work impossible to carry out.

The Supreme Court clarifies that “we are not facing a legal doctrine that must be unified but rather the assessment by the Administration of factual circumstances and material means by which it understands that a certain communication is impossible.”

But he adds that “in any case, the right of the inmate to reproduce the request that the reward earned and not enjoyed due to lack of means and possibilities be replaced by another of those contemplated in article 263 of the penitentiary regulations is preserved” in the case that it is impossible to compensate him with the vis-à-vis.

In addition to additional special and extraordinary communications, this precept includes other rewards such as study scholarships and book donations, priority in participation in scheduled outings for cultural activities, reductions in the sanctions imposed, cash prizes, meritorious grades and any other of a similar nature.

“The limitations indicated by the development of vis-a-vis recovery do not prevent that, leaving this type of reward without effect for reasons beyond the internal’s control, the possibility of replacing it with another one that, due to the system of points earned, should be granted. reach,” concludes the Supreme Court.

Sito Miñanco was sentenced in 1993 to 20 years in prison for a crime against public healthin 2004 for the same crime to 16 years and 10 months and in 2019 for money laundering from drug trafficking to 3 years and 9 months in prison, reports Efe.