a prison cancels its pizza evening, after the controversy “Kohlanness” and tensions between prisoners

A pizza party scheduled for early September at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier prison was finally canceled by management.

A pizza evening canceled at the prison of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, in Isère. A week after the controversy in Fresnes prison in Val-de-Marne around the episode of “Koh Lantess”, the management of the penitentiary center finally canceled the event according to our colleagues from Progress.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment located about thirty kilometers from Lyon, the management had organized an evening to share pizzas between prisoners and guards.

The idea was to order pizzas and bring a truck to the prison compound to cook them. After some reluctance, the management finally agreed to organize this evening at the beginning of September.

“Why not make a Mac do too”

According to the regional daily, this evening was open only to prisoners who had not experienced disciplinary problems in the past two years. An initiative which did not fail to react to the prison unions.

The secretary general of Ufap Unsa Justice, reacting to the “Kohlanness” controversy in Fresnes in a press release published on Wednesday, castigated “the initiative of the head of the establishment of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, announcing a food truck in his establishment to delivering pizzas to our residents if they are nice, is already a perfect illustration of this… and why not make a Mac do too!

Alain Chevallier, of Ufap Unsa Justice also evokes dysfunctions in the organization of the evening. He speaks of “real shambles”, and of “more influential inmates who are not entitled to it and who tried to force others to order pizza from them”.

The interregional directorate of the penitentiary services of Lyon underlined with the Progress that the project had been abandoned some time ago and that it would not take place.

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