Chile: a special prison for indigenous peoples

The Chilean Ministry of Justice is currently examining the possibility of creating a detention center exclusively for detainees belonging to indigenous peoples.

There is a group of parliamentarians from both the opposition and the ruling party who have already formally proposed to us the possibility of creating a prison for people serving a sentence who are Mapuche people. We’re looking into that,” Chile’s Undersecretary of State for Justice, Jaime Gajardo, told La Tercera newspaper.