Also contribute to alleviating the plight of the current prison
It is the first center that features educational workshops on cooking and gardening
The building has systems for technological efficiency, rational use of resources and renewable energy.
I lift the prison, which is being built in the village of Campos del Rio Murcia allow more than 1,000 natural internal or residence within the Community who are currently serving sentences outside Murcia can meet in your community.
Furthermore, this new center, which will have 1,008 residential and 186 additional cells, help to alleviate the current situation of the prison.
The prison works Raise I, which is scheduled for late 2010, will involve an investment of more than 114 million euros.
This new prison infrastructure is completed by the Social Integration Centre (CIS) are also being built in Murcia Community.
The construction of both facilities was approved by the Government of Spain in December 2005.
Despite the lack of prison places in the region of Murcia, none of the above revisions to the Plan of Creation and Redemption of prisons had picked up the need for new infrastructure in the region.
Lift the center is the first I collected cell enlargement, going from nearly 10 mÂ² to 13 mÂ².
There will also be a building specially designed training workshops for training inmates in cooking and gardening, activities that require unique conditions for their theoretical and practical classes.
"This new infrastructure will allow the people of this community who have broken the law to meet near their families in decent conditions, and receiving the necessary training to fill gaps that led to the crime.
The prison policy contribution to state security policy is precisely to work for the reintegration of prisoners.
That is, work to remove them from the world of crime, and this will contribute significantly Levante I center, "said the Secretary General of Prisons, Mercedes Gallizo during the presentation of the center.
For its part, the government delegate in Murcia, Rafael González Tovar, said "I Lift Center is a building that not only complies with environmental regulations, but has the most advanced systems to achieve greater technological efficiency rational use of resources such as water and energy, and empowerment of renewable energy. "
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. "
Source: Ministerio del Interior