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Revista Criminalidad

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HERNANDEZ JIMENEZ, Norberto. FARC Members and Opportunists Imprisoned in the La Modelo Prison in Bogotá. Rev. Crim. [online]. 2020, vol.62, n.3, pp.135-146.  Epub Dec 04, 2020. ISSN 1794-3108.

This research explores the situation of 57 people who, in 2017, were imprisoned in patio 2A of La Modelo Prison of the city of Bogotá, who plead to be members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), working as commanders, militiamen, collaborators, informants and in other positions. In light of the final agreement to end the conflict and build a stable and lasting peace signed between the Government of Colombia and the illegal armed group, many aspired to profit from the benefits stated therein and obtain their freedom or be transferred to rural areas as soon as possible. However, many of those surveyed (66,66%) are still imprisoned and some are not registered as FARC members, making it possible to update the phenomenon of opportunists. That is to say, people who, without having been members of the FARC, indicate their affiliation to obtain the peace agreement's benefits.

Keywords : Penitentiary treatment regimes; (source: Latin American Criminal Policy Thesaurus - ILANUD); FARC members; Colombian peace agreement; benefits; opportunists; (source: Authors).

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