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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017  |  Volume: 12  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 2846 - 2849

Overcrowding in Prisons of Colombia (1991-2016)

Jenny-Paola Lis-Gutierrez, Doris Aguilera-Hernandez, Mercedes Gaitan-Angulo, Amelec Viloria and Carolina Henao-Rodriguez    

Abstract: The purpose of this document is to answer: what is the panorama of prison overcrowding in Colombia between 1991 and 2016? This document facilitates the understanding of the prison crisis that crosses the country and emphasizes in a phenomenon rarely seen. It was evidenced that since 1991 there is an increasing attendance of the PPL in the case of women with a growth of 444% compared to 2016 and in the men of 305%. There is overpopulation with a continuous upward trend since 1991, housing in recent years more than double the population that could be given the installed capacity.

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