Carlos Fernández-Roca, national deputy of VOX for Almería, held a meeting this Friday with representatives of the Professional Association of Prison Officials and the association Your Abandonment Can Kill Me to learn about the situation in the sector.

VOX has met with one of the groups most punished by the Administration itself, that with the Covid-19 crisis has seen that its problems have increased.

One of the topics addressed during the meeting is the lack of an action protocol to deal with the prison's external communications, as are the vis a vis. The only measure that is taken is to require the inmate, who receives visits from abroad, to wear the mask for a few days.

Furthermore, associations have stated to VOX that receive only one surgical mask per shift, which entails a lack of protection against the virus.

Another of the topics discussed at the meeting has been the desire of the representatives of the associations to be recognized as `agents of authority´ as well as having a Own statute that collects the demands that they have championed in recent years.

Lack of staff It is another of the serious problems that they denounce. Prison officials are also the group of the General State Administration that more aggressions suffers .

Lastly, the Professional Association of Prison Officials and the Your Abandonment Can Kill Me Association have transferred to VOX the desire to achieve a true salary equalization among the officials of all the Autonomous Communities since they have detected that, in Catalonia, the difference can reach 500 euros per month. Likewise, they require to be considered as group B and that the minimum level is placed at a grade 18 of the General State Administration.

It should be noted that a few months ago the VOX general secretary in Congress, Macarena Olona, registered in front of the Ombudsman a complaint writing to demand that the fundamental rights of prison officials be respected.

A document that was admitted for processing by the institution and that also includes many of the slogans used by the APFP since, according to the instructions of Penitentiary Institutions, officials can be unfairly accused of torture only with the testimony of the prisoner in question.

VOX has shown its strong support for Prison Officials and will raise their demands to Congress.

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