Sources in the prison system informed the G1 that prisoners from different criminal factions have changed. It is not yet clear what motivated these changes. Recently, there was a conflict within the Provisional Prison House in the capital that ended with two dead prisoners and one wounded.
The Citizenship and Justice Secretariat was contacted to explain the situation. In a note, Seciju did not detail the reasons for the move and treated the case as a “routine procedure”. On social media, residents were startled by the number of police officers and cited the fear that there would be some turmoil in the prison.
O G1 he also questioned whether the operation is related to the confrontation in Palmas, but Seciju said it could not report for security reasons.
Visits to the Tocantins prisons are suspended because of the worsening pandemic in Covid-19. There is still no prediction of when the detainees’ relatives and lawyers will be able to return to the units in person. The Tocantins government has a television project, which allows prisoners and family members to talk on the phone at scheduled times.
See Seciju’s note on the operation in full
The State Secretariat for Citizenship and Justice (Seciju), through the Superintendence of Administration of the Penitentiary and Prison Systems of Tocantins, informs that there is no principle of riot or rebellion in any of its prison units in Tocantins.
Seciju clarifies that the images of the video circulating on the internet this Thursday afternoon, 31, with the information of an alleged rebellion at the Barra da Grota Penal Treatment Unit, in Araguaína, do not proceed. The material shows the movement of vehicles from the Penal System and other police forces around the Unit and is a routine procedure and security protocol in the execution of the sentence, aimed at the security of the penal establishment.
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