Monday, August 30, 2010

Police ‘in the dark’ about furloughs Greek prees media...

The Justice Ministry has assured police that it will soon be in a position to notify the force promptly about prisoners that are let out from jail on furlough after a number of convicts were involved in crimes this year while on short-term release, sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini.
The issue of prisoners being granted furlough was given priority after it emerged that one of the suspects in a daring but botched attempt to steal 1 million euros on Alonissos last week was a convict who had been given an 11-day pass. Police said that it was the fourth time this year that a released prisoner was arrested for committing a crime.
Police are concerned that the Justice Ministry does not have the technological infrastructure to immediately convey information to precincts about prisoners that are being released. In fact, the force recently began its own research to establish how many prisoners who have been granted furlough do not return to jail and has discovered that about 150 are missing, even though the survey has not been completed yet.
Police sources said that the cumbersome system means that precincts often receive faxes about prisoners’ being allowed out on furlough after their leave has expired. Officers make the point that if they have no record of criminals being allowed to exit prison, then they cannot flag this up on their system to warn officers, which means that convicts can pass through passport or ID checks without raising suspicion.
According to sources, Justice Ministry officials held talks with police representatives last Thursday and agreed that they would speed up the process by which information is passed on to the force.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)