Dos Santos: “Release all prisoners and offer them a job”
WILLEMSTAD – Member of Parliament for Korsou di Nos Tur (KdNT) Amparo dos Santos made a number of highly controversial statements after his extended visit to the Curaçao prison.
These comments go beyond what the MP said about the government providing condoms to the prisoners which would promote homosexuality. This has been denied by warden Urny Floran. Floran said that the prison staff was furious after the visit. Apparently, Amparo has promised the prisoners that if he comes to power he would release all of them; they would get a job with a monthly salary of 2,000 guilders. He would then shut down the expensive prison.
According to the warden, the prison guards felt offended by the statement, and more wary, because of the promises of Dos Santos to the prisoners that will not be realized. In doing so, Dos Santos also said that the problems of gangs in prison can be solved by gang members to work this out among themselves.
Floran believes it is a crazy idea to bring men together who are sworn enemies in a room with some refreshments to work out their problems.