Justice stakeholders meet to discuss joint concerns about prison

PRISON Justin Stakeholders 29-10-2019

PHILIPSBURG — Joint concerns about the lack of prison cells and the poor quality of prison life on Sint Maarten were discussed between the Progress Committee Sint Maarten, Law Enforcement Council, Point Blanche Prison Supervisory Board and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, during a meeting held today, October 29th, 2019. Sint Maarten is in need More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Joint controls held in the Point Blanch prison

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