Faced with the lack of prisons in France, Marine Le Pen proposes to create separate structures for first-time offenders and minors and hopes that prison sentences handed down in France against a foreigner can be executed in her country. original.
The presidential candidate unveiled some of her measures on Tuesday morning on CNews. Faced with the problem of prison overcrowding and lack of prisons, Marine Le Pen indicates that there may “be for first-time offenders, for minors structures much lighter than a traditional prison”. “We could very simply go and look for buildings that belong to the State and which are disused or in the process of being sold”, she continued, taking the example of former hospitals or barracks. It would then be a question of “transforming them at a lower cost into semi-closed centers”, “lighter in terms of surveillance but which make it possible to increase the number of prison places”. According to her, there should be one center of this type per department.
To recover prison places, the president of the National Rally also proposes that foreigners sentenced in France carry out their sentences in their countries of origin. “If we refuse to send back to their country people who have come to ours and who have committed offenses and crimes there, 20 to 22% of places are blocked,” she insisted.
“We also have possible retaliatory measures”
She evokes the idea “to initiate talks with a certain number of countries from which foreigners come to our country so that, within the framework of bilateral agreements, prison sentences handed down in France can be carried out in the country of France. ‘origin. I believe that there is a way to quickly recover a significant number of prison places, ”she argued.
She also ensures that France has “the means to make the countries of origin understand that they have every interest in taking back their nationals, as international law requires them to do.” We also have possible retaliatory measures. It is a time that if the demand for respect for international law does not succeed, it is necessary to put in place retaliatory measures, ”she said, referring to the issuance of visas or the international aid paid by France.
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