On Tuesday, December 28th, our Anarchist comrade Mónica Caballero Sepúlveda, had a verbal and physical altercation with the inmate Denisse Llanos, detainee, who was returning from a punishment due to another quarrel she had provoked the same day in the morning. Monica expressed her refusal to share a cell with the inmate due to multiple differences with her behavior.
It is necessary to mention that the gendarmeria’s measure of installing Llanos right in the cell of her companion, returning from her punishment, is a clear provocation, in a context of tension both internal, such as overcrowding and the pressure of the prison itself, and external, such as the placement of explosive devices in gendarmeria’s facilities. It is for this reason that close to Monica went the next day to interviews with staff of the OSI (in charge of security of the prison) and the Chief of the prison Denisse Melgarejo to whom all the apprehensions, concerns and discomfort generated by this serious event in which our colleague was involved were expressed. Together with this, an authorized visit was requested, in which we were able to give Monica the support and affection of many.