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.
HAITIAN AND VENEZUELANS ARE THE MAJORITY OF FOREIGNERS IN PRISON
Type of crime committed by Haitians
Drug trafficking 194
Domestic violence 175
Rape, sexual assault 198
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.
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.