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González Tovar welcomed the director and administrator of the new Penitentiary Murcia II (11/01/2011)

Murcia II will allow the transfer of more than 1000 inmates of the Region serving sentences in other centers in the country

The Department of Women's Prison Murcia (Sangonera) will definitely be located in Campos del Río

The government delegate in the Region of Murcia, Rafael González Tovar, chaired the inaugural director of the Prison II Murcia, Campos del Rio, Nahum Alvarez Borja, and the administrator of it, Jesus Fernandez Gil.

The event was attended by the director of the Prison of Sangonera, Francisco Marín and CIS director Guillermo Miranda, Enrique Boronat, and other municipal authorities, judicial and Security Forces of the State.

The government delegate said that "this is the first step to initiate the administrative procedures which will lead soon to the commissioning of the new Penitentiary Murcia II.

Tovar Gonzalez also added that the prison policy contribution to the security policies of the State "is just work for the reintegration of prisoners with rehabilitation, enabling their full integration into our society."

At first Nahum Alvarez Borja, who until now held the position of director of the Prison of Albolote (Granada) and Jesus Fernandez Gil, administrator of the date of Prison Palma de Mallorca, will take office on official business to take care the procedures prior to the start of Murcia Penitentiary II.

It is estimated that the entry into operation of this new center will take place in the first half of the year, once the contest is resolved overall shipments of personal and professional staff which have been offered places for this installation.

The first movement of inmates referred to consist of moving all the Department of Women's Prison Murcia, goes away and will definitely be located in Campos del Río.

Once the transfer is due to remodeling module to module Murcia Penitentiary I (Sangonera), consisting in the modernization of public spaces, creating more space for classrooms, workshops and approval of cells, including showers them, as well as installation of an intercom system of the cells with staff offices and Headquarters module fiber optic services, which allow the computer record of every occurrence.

A pioneer in Spain prison

I lift the prison has a footprint of 48,000 square meters which will be located 1,008 residential and 186 additional cells, with capacity for 2,016 seats, plus 50 of the module of the closed, 64 nurses and 72 of the revenue department.

The new center will have 16 modules, of which 12 are normal with 72 cells each, and 4 multi-purpose modules with 32 cells each, which are of the same capacity and are designed to work with smaller groups.

Its construction represents an investment by the Government of Spain for 144 million euros and will employ nearly 600 people: 500 prison officers and 90 staff positions at work.

The government delegate in Murcia has stressed that "the operation of Murcia II will allow more than 1,000 natural internal or residence within the Community who are currently serving sentences outside of Murcia can play in their community, thereby facilitating its proximity to relatives. "

Regarding facilities, González Tovar added that "it is a pioneering building in Spain not only complies with environmental regulations, but has the most advanced systems to achieve greater technological efficiency, rational use of resources like water and energy, and enhancement of renewable energy. "

With respect to its internal workings has emphasized that "building will have a specially designed training workshops for training inmates in cooking and gardening, activities that require unique conditions for their theoretical and practical classes."

It has also indicated that "the distribution and use of buildings adds functionality, security and comfort, both to workers and inmates and relatives," and said that "construction is this region is a new manifestation of the commitment the Government of Spain with the Region of Murcia. "

The work of this center is well underway, and sewage has been completed and the access road from the highway and in the coming months is expected equipment.


Nahum Borja Alvarez is 50 years old and a native of Caceres.

Holds bachelor's degrees in Law and Sociology.

Remanded in Prison in 1987 and belongs to the Senior Corps of Technical Institutions with specialty Penances Sociology.

He has worked as a sociologist in the Department of Puerto de Santa Maria II and Alicante.

He has also held the post of Assistant Director of Treatment Centers of Cordoba and Granada and has been director of Cáceres II and recently from Granada, where he worked until now.

Jesus Hernandez Gil is 40 and hails from Murcia.

Has a degree in Psychology.

Remanded in Prison in 1997 and currently belongs to the Special Body Penances institutions.

He has held positions in different areas in the prisons of Almeria and Murcia.

Exercised until the date of administrator in the Centre Palma de Mallorca.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

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