Local September 28, 2012 | 10:13 am

Top official hums familiar tune: halt inmate benefits

Domingo Domingo.- Justice minister Francisco Domínguez on Friday ordered the removal of air conditioners and other privileges in the country’s prisons, an announcement top officials make from time to time.

In a missive, Dominguez orders Prisons director Thomas Holguin to halt the privileges to all inmates, including the use of satellite dishes, laptops, among others.

He noted that those who enjoy such privileges are precisely inmates doing time for serious crimes, which have allowed them to amass large fortunes, which he affirms buys not only impunity but also certain benefits that the system can not continue to allow.

"Drug traffickers for example, have many air conditioners and that’s intolerable for us," Dominguez said in a statement.

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