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Jails: 500 inmates deprived of training in the Ile-de-France

[EXCLUSIVE] all of The prisoners who were to form a business in ten prison establishments are concerned. The regional council of Ile-de-France, chaired by Valé

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Jails: 500 inmates deprived of training in the Ile-de-France

[EXCLUSIVE] all of The prisoners who were to form a business in ten prison establishments are concerned. The regional council of Ile-de-France, chaired by Valérie Pécresse, has suddenly interrupted the program deemed "illegal".

at the Beginning of November, just one month before the regional elections, the former vice-president of the region Ile-de-France in charge of the formation passed through the doors of the prison of Fleury-Mérogis with a few journalists. The program, a tour of the workshops where the inmates use their sentences to learn a trade. A pride for the region, which has taken over the State the skill on the training of prisoners a year ago: the inmates appreciate to leave their cells to prepare for after, the prison staff finds that the training "soothes" the detention, and the authorities hope to combat recidivism.

The workshops of mechanics, electricity or couture look yet empty since mid-February. The programs have just been arrested by the new majority in the regional council of Ile-de-France. "As implemented, the device was illegal because it would have had to go through a public market", justified to The Express, a spokesperson for the community, now presided over by Valérie Pécresse.

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The training bodies which were to operate in 2016 had been chosen by the former socialist majority in the wake of a call for projects past the fall of last year. The regional council had opted for the granting of a subsidy to selected trainers, sum limited to 50 000 euros per share. This procedure had been approved by the elected officials at a resolution of 10 July. Gold for their successors, it runs the risk of a reclassification in the public market.

"The prisoners were on it"

Problem: the training would have had to start these days in ten prison establishments: Fleury, Fresnes, Bois d'arcy, Villepinte, Meaux... Their suspension brutal embarrassment to the prison administration. All in all, "500 people had to receive training and compensation [2,26 euro / hour, editor's NOTE] the first half," we learn from its services.

"It was necessary to recruit the prisoners and prepare to move between the buildings, it is an entire protocol", recalls Patrice Gazziero, trainer in the business industrial cleaning in Fleury-Mérogis. Announcing the new promises to be "complicated to manage, he says, because they relied heavily on it." As to train than to win a little money or obtain a layout of it...

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According to Patrice Gazziero, the cancellation is sudden and dozens of courses, which were run until the summer, as the training centres in difficulty. "Many had incurred costs in to purchase equipment or have mobilized trainers casual staff who are without work", - edge-t-it. The program could not resume until six to eight months.

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