q) Testimony of Carolina Isabel Laspina de Vera, former Deputy Director of the Itauguá Education Center The witness was deputy director of the Itauguá Education Center and Director of the La Salle Center. She had also worked at the ‘Panchito López’ Center at one time.
The witness knew inmates who had been at “Panchito López,” and subsequently at Itauguá and La Salle; some have been released and are now working and studying. When the young people at the Center learned that they would be moved to Itauguá, they had a change of heart, as “it was a hope for them.”
Because of considerations having to do with infrastructure and understaffing, and the need to prepare the young people at the Center and at Itauguá in advance, the transfers were done gradually and progressively. The witness never thought massive transfers would be advisable.