b"DenmarkDinamarcaDanish unit leader prison officer at the office Danish inmate having a health check Funcionario de prisiones dans (jefe de unidad) en la oficina Un preso dans en un chequeo mdicoOur approach to managing the pandemic was to examine, twice a week,A pesar de nuestros problemas de hacinamiento en las crceles, la pandemia the restrictions we needed to have in place, assess the number of infectedno nos ha llevado a reducir nuestra poblacin penitenciaria, con medidas inmates and staff, and whenever it was a number that we could handle, wecomo los permisos anticipados, la libertad condicional o el traslado de would remove the restrictions. We have continuously monitored whetherpresos a la comunidad. Sin embargo, durante el confinamiento no se cit the restrictions in the prisons were sufficient and, of course, also whether wea nuevos condenados para que cumpliesen sus condenas; esta medida could remove restrictions. In our management of the COVID-19 pandemicnos permiti tener salas para el aislamiento profilctico o cuarentena, in prisons, we managed to find the right balance between restrictions andde ser necesario.the health of inmates and prison staff, which is also the conclusion ofEn cuanto a las comparecencias ante los tribunales, en el pico de la the Parliamentary Ombudsman after evaluating our efforts. We have justpandemia, en la primavera, los tribunales suspendieron su trabajo tambin, received his report and we are very proud of the reported evaluation. Inpor lo que la situacin fue fcil de gestionar en ese momento. addition, we did not have any significant outbreaks of COVID-19 in ourSin embargo, cuando el Servicio de Prisiones y Libertad Condicional prisons, so our strategy was very successful. cerr en invierno, los tribunales continuaron con su actividad normal, as que intentamos celebrar tantas vistas judiciales telemticas como Despite our prison overcrowding problems, the pandemic has not ledfuese posible, pero pronto tuvimos que volver a la normalidad y llevar a us to reduce our prison population with measures such as early leave,nuestros presos ante los tribunales.conditional release or transferring prisoners into the community, like theDurante los peores meses de la pandemia, tambin suspendimos el measures we have seen in some other countries. However, for a period,monitoreo electrnico porque, en Dinamarca, nuestros oficiales de libertad during the lockdown, no new convicts were summoned to serve theircondicional generalmente visitan a los monitoreados, una o dos veces por sentencesthis measure allowed us to have rooms for prophylacticsemana, y no podamos arriesgarnos a propagar el virus de la COVID-19 isolation or quarantine, if necessary. a travs de esos contactos cercanos.//As for court hearings, at the peak of the pandemic, in the spring, the courts suspended their work as well, so the situation was easy to manage at that time. However, when the Prison and Probation Service shut down in the winter, the courts continued with their normal activity, so we tried to hold as many videoconference hearings as possible, but we soon had to go back to normal and take our prisoners to the courts.During the worst months of the pandemic, we also suspended electronic monitoring because, in Denmark, our probation officers usually visit the probationers once or twice a week, and we couldnt risk spreading the COVID-19 virus through those close contacts.//Ina Eliasen held various positions in the Danish Department of Prisons andIna Eliasen ocup varios cargos en el Departamento dans de Prisiones y Probation between 2005 and 2017, including Chief Inspector of CopenhagenLibertad Condicional entre 2005 y 2017, entre ellos el de inspectora jefe de prisons and Executive Director for the Capital Region, which includes alllas prisiones y directora ejecutiva de la regin de la capital, que incluye todas prison and probation institutions in Copenhagen and the surrounding area,las instituciones penitenciarias y de libertad condicional de Copenhague y as well as the Faroe Islands. Before taking up her current position, she wassus alrededores, as como las islas Feroe. Antes de ocupar su puesto actual, the Danish Police HR Director. She is the first woman at the helm of prisonsfue directora de Recursos Humanos de la Polica Danesa. Es la primera and probation in Denmark, a position she took on in July 2020. She holds amujer que ha estado al frente de las prisiones y la libertad condicional en master's degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen. Dinamarca, cargo que asumi en julio de 2020. Tiene un Mster en Derecho de la Universidad de Copenhague.Semester / Semestre 12021JUSTICE TRENDS // 1 0 3"