Análisis sobre muertes de personas privadas de la libertad: una realidad adversa para lograr un derecho penal garantista
This study analyzes the deaths of persons deprived of liberty in Colombia. With this aim, we processed statistics obtained from the databases of both the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) and the National Institute of Forensic Medicine. Systematizing the deaths that occurred between 2012 and 2018, we studied the form of death, the place of deprivation of liberty where the persons died and the reaction of the legal system through investigations against public agents. In view of the compelling empirical evidence obtained, this paper concludes that there is a fundamental contradiction between the death of detainees and the humanitarian portrait that the criminal system formally upholds.