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Prison Curacao
By Edition On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Prison is now no fly-zone

WILLEMSTAD - Recently, a ban came into force to fly below 2,500 feet above the prison SDKK in Koraal Specht on Curaçao. The area has recently been designated by the Ministry of Transport, Traffic and Spatial Planning More...

By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

CARACAS - Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said yesterday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Prison guards SDKK fear for their safety

WILLEMSTAD - A group of prison guards sounded the alarm because of the security situation in the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon Korsou (SDKK), the Curaçao prison. Not only do drones regularly fly over the prison More...

By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018

Unrest among staff in SDKK prison

WILLEMSTAD - There is unrest among staff at the SDKK prison. The reason is the payment of overtime. It has been stopped by the Minister of Justice. In the corridors, there are talks about a strike that would completely More...

By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018

St. Maarten: Electronic monitoring company plans to sue government for negligence

PHILIPSBURG - The Justice Ministry owes Fennix Global Technologies close to US $500,000 in outstanding fees for the maintenance and upgrade of 25 electronic ankle bracelets purchased in 2015 which were never used More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Cellphones and weapons seized in prison

WILLEMSTAD - During a routine inspection in the SDKK prison, a large number of drugs and telephones were found. The search lasted all day and was carried out in cell blocks 7 and 8. This is the maximum security More...

By Edition On Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Dutch assistance needed for St. Maarten detention system

THE HAGUE - The St. Maarten Progress Committee remains extremely concerned about the Pointe Blanche prison. The committee deems the situation “hopeless” and is pressing for a mutual arrangement with the Netherlands More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Monday, June 25th, 2018

Prison barracks to be renovated

WILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Justice recently announced that it will renovate the special barracks for foreigners awaiting deportation in the Curaçao prison. Only a limited number of people can be locked up in More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Prison guards intercept drones with drugs and telephones

WILLEMSTAD - Guards from the SDKK prison have intercepted two drones last weekend. These drones flew over the grounds and dropped drugs and telephones during the recreational time of the prisoners. This is according More...

By Edition On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Police and Defense search prison cells

WILLEMSTAD - Police and Defense searched two cell blocks in the SDKK prison last week. The soldiers took part at the request of the Public Prosecution Service. They have a specialized 'search team'. Nine telephones More...