(ANSA) - Naples, December 2 - Top officials from the
Department of Prison Administration (DAP) met in Naples on
Monday with Nobila Scufaro, mother of Francesco Perna, a
34-year-old who died on November 8 while incarcerated in
Scufaro met with DAP Director Giovanni Tamburino and Vice
Director Francesco Cascini, accompanied by her lawyers Fabrizio
Cannizzo and Camillo Autieri.
Cannizzo said that Tamburino is taking the investigation
seriously, stating that DAP is in a "frantic search for the
truth" surrounding Perna's death.
Perna's family claims that Perna's serious health problems
made him unable to withstand incarceration. According to
Scufaro, Perna also suffered multiple beatings during his time
"Federico should have been hospitalized, and instead they
pumped him full of psychotropic drugs," said Cannizzo. "We are
shocked at the parliamentary interrogations describing Federico
as someone who refused treatment."