The CCJ(Constitutional and Justice Commission) of the Senate is expected to vote in August on a bill that obliges the prisoner to pay for his own electronic anklet.
The proposal provides that the offender will have to bear the costs of monitoring, but does not specify what can happen if payment is not made.
In recent weeks, the subject of electronic anklets has gained evidence because two politicians arrested by the Federal Police, Geddel Vieira Lima(PMDB-BA) and Rodrigo Rocha Loures(PMDB-PR), were granted house arrest using the equipment.
In the case of Rocha Loures, imprisoned in the Federal District, the former deputy was taken by the Federal Police to Goiânia(GO) to install the ankle brace. Geddel, in turn, arrested in Salvador and transferred to Brasilia, returned to Bahia under house arrest, but since there is no such device in the state, the Justice of Brasilia authorized the monitoring by the Federal Police by other means.
Presented by senator Paulo Bauer (PSDB-SC), the project on anklets has a terminating character in the CCJ, that is, if approved, will continue to be analyzed by the House without a vote in the plenary session (unless there is appeal by a parliamentarian).
Rapporteur of the bill, Senator Simone Tebet(PMDB-MG) gave a favorable opinion and predicts that the proposal will be voted by the CCJ after the parliamentary recess, which ends on 31 October.
“This project has everything to be approved. Must have a fast vote. I have already delivered my report. I believe it is a matter of 15 days, after the return of activities, so that the project can be approved by the CCJ, “said the senator.
According to the Ministry of Justice, Depen(National Penitentiary Department) estimates the average monthly cost for equipment maintenance of R $ 301.25.
In delivering the report, Simone Tebet added in the project the possibility, from a court decision, to be granted exemption from the payment of monitoring to prisoners who do not have the financial means to afford the monthly costs of the ankle brace.
“Nothing is fairer than charging from the one who can pay for monitoring. Now, you can not demand from a person who earns a minimum wage, a poor, poor person who has to pay, deduct from his salary. This increase I made gives a balance, guarantees equity and isonomy,”argued the rapporteur.
In that case, by the report, the cost of the ankle bracelet will be of the public power.
By the estimates of the rapporteur and the author of the proposal, if approved by the National Congress, the project will generate an economy of about R $ 25 million per year to the public coffers.
“Brazilian society can not and should not bear this cost,” argued Paulo Bauer in the justification of the project.
“We propose that the costs of electronic monitoring be borne by the condemned, and that such costs may be deducted from the amount that the prisoner eventually receives for the paid work he was authorized to perform,” added the toucan. (AG)
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