Just 24 hours afterThe find in El Campillo (Huelva) of the body of Laura Luelmo, teacher of 26 years, the parties resurrected the debate of the permanent prison and they started talking about reforms in the Penal Code. From the PSOE to Vox.
The Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, raised the need to "improve the classification of some crimes that have to do with sexual freedom" and "continue working on many prison measures that improve control and make a major effort in the field of recidivism. "
PP spokeswoman in Congress, Dolors Montserrat, accused the government of limiting itself to "beautiful words and beautiful tweets" instead of applying "strong laws": "Pedro Sánchez has it very easy: that does not repeal the permanent prison revisable", He said.
The revisable permanent prison entered into force in July 2015, at the initiative of the PP, which was then occupied by the Government. The opposition (PSOE, the old Convergencia i Unió, PNV, UPyD, and Izquierda Plural) then filed an appeal before the Constitutional Court on the understanding that it violated one of the articles of the fundamental law, 25.2, which establishes that "the exclusive penalties of freedom and security measures will be oriented towards re-education and social reintegration ".
The remand permanent prison is a kind of life imprisonment for which the convicted person can only recover his freedom if he proves to be rehabilitated after a period of time (of at least 25 years and of 28, 30 or 35 in some cases) if he has previously obtained access to the prison. third degree. It is planned for "crimes that cause a special social rejection". Actually, in Spain, before the revised life imprisonment law was passed, there had already been sentences of up to 30 years for a single offense and 40 for two or more.
While waiting for the Constitutional resolution of the appeal, the reviewable life imprisonment has already been applied five times in Spain, the last for the crime of Pioz, in which a young man of 22 years killed and dismembered his uncles and two cousins , of three and a year.
During the Andalusian election campaign, the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, described that crime in detail, then asking that the permanent remainable prison not be repealed and that the cases in which it applies to add the kidnapping murders be expanded. prior and the cases in which the perpetrator of the crime does not reveal where the body of the victim is. Ahead, at the rally, he was accompanied by Juan José Cortés, father of the girl Mariluz, murdered at age five in 2008.
The father of Marta del Castillo, murdered in 2009, recently showed her support for Vox. The leader of the far-right party, Santiago Abascal, also joined the request for reforms on Tuesday. "You do not have to legislate hot, say those who do not legislate either hot or cold. The progressive dictatorship has imposed a vision whereby the offender is a victim of society that is forced to commit crimes. The left wants to repeal the permanent prison to honor that position that seeks to understand the offender before the victim. Citizens do not know what he wants and the PP gives him the surname of revisable because he does not dare to speak clearly. We demand life imprisonment, "he said.
Citizens has changed position several times on this issue. "We must take courageous measures in the Criminal Code to better protect the victims and fight against recidivism," Albert Rivera said Tuesday.
More than 100 professors of criminal law They signed a manifesto last March asking for the repeal of the reviewable permanent prison, considering that it does not have a dissuasive effect, because in Spain there are already sentences of 30 and 40 years in prison, and because "it compromises the fundamental values of a democratic society." In other countries that already have that figure, the penalties are, in fact, lower than in Spain. In Germany, for example, the sentence is reviewed at 15 years, and the average compliance with this type of sentence is 21 years. In France, the average is 23 years.