The The Department of Justice of the Generalitat must review before next July 14 the prison classification of the inmates of the procés, who in the meantime could enjoy permits and outings to work or volunteer under article 100.2.
The former vice president of the Generalitat Oriol Junqueras, the ex-councilors Jordi Turull, Josep Rull, Joaquim Forn and Raül Romeva and the Jordis return to prison this afternoon, already in second degree penitentiary, after the surveillance court has revoked the semi-release regime that was granted to them on the eve of the 14F electoral campaign and that forced them only to spend the night in jail, from Monday to Thursday.
In accordance with the legislation, The Generalitat is obliged to review the prison classification of pro-independence leaders prisoners before next July 14, when six months have passed since the last proposal of the treatment boards to be granted the third degree, which the justice has revoked this Tuesday.
In second degree, inmates will be entitled to 36 days of ordinary annual leave, since all of them have already served a quarter of the sentence imposed by the Supreme Court.
What’s more, As long as they remain in the ordinary regime, the Lledoners treatment board may facilitate the penitentiary flexibility of the prisoners of the procés, through the application of article 100.2, which was granted within months of beginning to serve a sentence and which allowed them to leave during the week to work abroad or carry out volunteer work.
This prison flexibility was not possible in July of last year: the court then endorsed the semi-release of the procés prisoners but suspended it while waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the resources of the Prosecutor’s Office, which made it difficult for them to apply 100.2 since they were formally classified in third degree .
In the coming days, the surveillance court on which the Wad Ras and Puig de les Basses prisons depend will have to to decide whether to keep former councilor Dolors Bassa and former Speaker of Parliament Carme Forcadell in third gradeOn the previous occasion, unlike the Lledoners prisoners, both enjoyed the semi-release regime until it was revoked by the Supreme Court.
Upon returning to the second or ordinary degree, the prisoners of the procés will have to live in the penitentiary center, although with the right to telephone communications, visits in the parlor and vis a vis with relatives, intimate persons and children under ten years of age.
They will also have access to voluntary training and treatment activities and access to common areas of the school, such as sports, cultural and occupational facilities.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.