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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...

By Edition On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Venezuela’s attorney general says prison authorities were negligent in fire that caused deaths of 68 inmates

CARACAS - Venezuela’s attorney general said Monday that five jailed officials had been negligent in their handling of a prison fire that killed 68 people last week in central Carabobo state, and admitted that More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Two prisoners tried to break out

WILLEMSTAD - One of the Venezuelans who shot two police officers in 2015 tried to break out of prison yesterday. Together with another prisoner, he had cut through the bars of his cell. They did not get far, on More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Eight Venezuelans on hunger strike

WILLEMSTAD - Eight Venezuelan women, one of whom is pregnant, started a hunger strike yesterday. They are in the barracks of the SDKK prison which were especially build to hold illegal immigrants while they wait More...