Local September 2, 2022 | 10:42 am

Haitians are the largest foreign population in Dominican jails


Santo Domingo.- Of the 1,745 foreigners deprived of liberty in the prisons of the new penitentiary model, 1,473 inmates are Haitians.

Of these, 1,093 are preventive prisoners, while a total of 380 have been sentenced, according to statistics from the Attorney General’s Office, from August 19, 2022.

of the 105 Venezuelan prisoners, 79 are preventive prisoners and 26 sentenced by the Dominican courts.

Of 91 Colombian prisoners, 66 are preventive and 25 sentenced.

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Ramon Garcia
September 2, 2022 11:37 am

Type of crime committed by Haitians
Homicide 306
Robbery 285
Drug trafficking 194
Domestic violence 175
Assault 108
Rape, sexual assault 198

Venezuelan 105
Colombian 91
US 25
Holland 24
Spaniard 13
Canadian 14
Italian 15

Last edited 1 year ago by Ramon Garcia
September 2, 2022 12:30 pm

This article raises the appalling situation of the majority of prisoners who have been given 3 months preventative custody but after more than a year or even much more, the prosecutor has not been able to bring a case against them so they languish in the filthy prisons. it is totally uncivilised. Also it must be remembered that on a per capita basis , the overwhelming number of non American prisoners in the USA prisons are Dominicans. .The DR has nothing to be proud about on the subject of prisons.

Paul Tierney
September 3, 2022 8:00 am
Reply to  RICHARD

It is appalling of the amount of prisoners held in preventative custody for long periods without review, this unreasonable and inhumane custody may not fit the alleged crimes. The RD would do much better by deporting those with no documents who are supposed to have committed minor crimes.

The majority of foreign prisoners in US prisons are Mexicans – 8.7% 13,700 population, Columbians 1% 1,600 population, and Dominicans 1% 1,500 population.