PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Prisoners from the prison Point Blanche (Sint Maarten) and the Sentro di Detenshon di Kòrsou (Curaçao) will be temporarily redistributed within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This in the context of emergency relief for Sint Maarten.
Soon a total of 28 prisoners from the Point Blanche prison will be temporarily transferred to the prison Sentro di Korekshon i Detenshon Kòrsou (SDKK) on Curaçao and 31 temporarily transferred to Sint Maarten to the Netherlands. Prior to that all ready 5 detainees from Curaçao have been temporarily transferred to the Netherlands.
The transport is needed to begin the necessary repairs to the prison in Philipsburg which had suffered serious damage caused by hurricane “Irma” and “Maria”.
The transfer also takes place in the context of reducing labor pressure for the security staff at Sint Maarten as well as ensuring security both inside and outside the prison facility.
The detainees will stay for 6 months in Curaçao and in the Netherlands.
Several services were involved in the transport from Sint Maarten to Curaçao and the Netherlands, they include: Point Blanche prison, KPSM, Public Prosecutor of Sint Maarten, the Office of the Attorney General (PPG), the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Curaçao, prison SDKK, KPC, RST, Defense, the Ministries of Justice of Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the Ministry of Veiligheid en Justitie in the Netherlands.