Sardinia, Italy : Request for house arrest for Paolo rejected and updates on the prison of Uta

A request for a change of custodial measure for Paolo from prison to house arrest, has been rejected.
Paolo was arrested over a year ago, on 31st October 2017, following an armed robbery at a Cagliari post office, for which he was sentenced to 6 years in the first grade trial.
The reasons for the rejection of the request are purely a question of principle, i.e. it was pointed out how ‘the events under consideration are particularly serious and indicate the coldness and unscrupulousness of the perpetrator of the robbery in relation to the circumstances and modalities of the occurrence’; moreover ‘as for the time elapsed… it is still absolutely adequate to the gravity of the crimes committed and the measure of the severity of the sentence…’, therefore ‘there is no reason to revoke the current custodial measure, whereas there are excellent reasons for it to remain valid’.

Thus the Cagliari second penal section of the appeal court gives its motivations.
It’s absolutely true that you can never expect anything good from cops and judges, assholes!
Strength to Paulledhu, sempri ainnantis.
Life in the prison of Uta is hard, a prison built with allegedly advanced vocations, where conditions remain precarious.
Overcrowding is not just hypothesized but is also certified by institutions and associations (584 prisoners for about 560 places), poor health conditions and inefficient health service, harassments, beatings, worms in the food, cold (a few days ago the central heating was still not on) and so on and so forth; the problems of such a structure are obvious, where failures add to its intrinsic function as a concentration camp.
There are many episodes where prisoners, rightly fed up, demonstrate their discomfort. Throwing of furniture and hunger strikes, and in a recent case that hit the news a Romanian prisoner chose to throw a bottle of hot oil at the guards.
The prison authorities described him as ‘mentally ill’, maybe to diminish his gesture. In a situation where the screws set the terms and decide on all aspects of the prisoners’ daily lives, from money to the most intimate situations, we find it difficult to believe that mental illness is the real problem.
The problem is the jail itself; to understand its weight in government politics is fundamental in order to deprive capital of one of its essential pillars.
Fire to the prisons, for now oil, but then always fire.

Translated by act for freedom now!

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