$5 Million for Panamanian Prison System

In combination with construction of the new prison, La Nueva Joya, investment will also be made to improve existing penitentiaries.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Panama's Ministry for Justice commented that this is a short-term emergency measure to tackle immediate issues.

"He added that funds have already been improved to go ahead with the $158 million mega-prison," reports Panamá América.

UM consortium, which complied with all the bid requirements, will construct the La Nueva Joya detention center.

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“Prison City” Project Moves Forward in Panama

February 2010

The Ministry of Government and Justice will proceed to preselect a number of companies interested in developing the project.

José Raúl Mulino, head of the ministry, detailed that the bidding processes could begin between July and August, after the companies are preselected.

Tender: Jail for $70 million

August 2016

The Ministry of the Government of Panama is putting out to tender the study, design, construction and equipping of a new prison complex in the province of Colon.

Panama Government Purchase 2016-0-04-0-03-LV-008 561:

"The project called "study, design, construction and equipping of a new prison complex in Colon"composed of two independent Penitentiaries (Male and Female), includes the construction of a modern prison complex for people deprived of freedom in the Province of Colon.

Guatemala Cancels Large Scale Prisons Project

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Instead plans are underway for the acquisition and installation of high security modules in different parts of the country in order to ease current overcrowding.

It will be the next government who will make the decision to build, the Interior Ministry will leave in place the plans and designs for the prison infrastructure.

Tender: Prison Complex for $64 million

January 2016

The Ministry of Government in Panama is putting out to tender the study, design, construction and equipping of the new prison complex in the province of Colon.

Panama Government Purchase 2016-0-04-0-03-LV-007834:

"The project will include two modern prison centers which are fully separated, both physically and in terms of their administrative structure; the male center will be built for a population of 1,570 inmates and the female for a population of 72 prisoners.

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