Zero Leisure Plan leaves 96 schools, 84 police headquarters, and 162 health centers renovated by inmates

Trust phase inmates part of the Zero Leisure Plan, have left significant results in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, as well as furniture in more than a hundred public institutions, mainly in schools, hospitals, health units, and delegations of the National Civil Police (PNC).

According to data from the General Directorate of Penal Centers, between January 1 and December 7 of this year, crews of stonemasons, electricians, mechanics, and carpenters of prisoners completed work in 81 schools, while in another 15 still Interventions are carried out so that teachers and students develop their academic activities in dignified conditions.

The same working and rest conditions have been guaranteed throughout this year for police officers who carry out their activities in 75 police headquarters located in different parts of the country that were renovated by the inmates, who continue to make improvements in 9 more headquarters.

Some of the renovated police delegations are Monserrat, «El Castillo» Central Barracks, Soyapango, Anti-narcotics Division (DAN), and Land Traffic Division, among others.

Patient care in the public hospital system and the Social Security Institute (ISSS) also benefited from the workforce of those deprived of liberty. Official data indicate that in 125 Health Units repairs were made to the electrical system, bathrooms, roofs, patient waiting area, furniture for Health personnel.

The crews also made improvements in 6 national hospitals and 7 Social Security polyclinics; Currently, inmates continue to work in another 24 medical units that, like police headquarters, schools and hospitals, were neglected in previous governments.

One of the main activities carried out in the workshops of the prison system was the elaboration of uniforms for doctors and nurses at the Zacamil Hospital, in Mejicanos, as well as the Benjamin Bloom Children’s Hospital, this also included the hospital clothing of the patients.

Finishing high school is part of the rehabilitation given

The hospital facilities improved are Santa Teresa, in Zacatecoluca; Psychiatric, in Soyapango; San Juan de Dios, Santa Ana; Sonsonate Regional, to name a few.

Regarding the work carried out by inmates in a trust phase, the director of Penal Centers, Osiris Luna, recently expressed: «The real reintegration is working, in previous governments, they could not even talk about rehabilitation when they did not have control of the criminal ”.

The official added: «It is nice to see how people deprived of liberty, if at any time they did harm to society, today with their work they are repaying it under a restorative justice for society.»

Below are some of the activities in which those deprived of liberty have participated, according to data from the General Directorate of Penal Centers.

2,000 inmates in the trust phase make up 50 community work commissions, which distribute the daily assignments.

96 schools intervened throughout the country where desks, tables, restrooms, changes of the electrical system were restored.

84 police headquarters where the workforce of the inmates in the trust phase allowed the restoration and construction of administrative and operational areas.

162 medical centers were intervened to improve the working conditions of medical personnel to serve the population in decent conditions.

7,000 garments including gowns, sheets, and covers for doctors and nurses of the Zacamil hospital were made by prisoners of liberty.

200 inmates work in cleaning activities on the beach: Mizata, El Zonte, Punta Roca, Conchalío.

8,000 cabins were manufactured for the personnel of the Ministry of Defense.

8,690 uniforms were produced for the La Liga program promoted by the National Institute of Sports (INDES).