Back to RJ Archive

New UNC Senator laments tragedy of T&T prison system

March 21, 2010

….She said the offshore prison at
Carrera Island prison lacks a water system and prisoners empty buckets
of raw faeces into the sea daily through a hole in the prison wall,
which she said they also use as a toilet.

“Grown men and women
without sanitary facilities are forced to defecate in the presence of
fellow prisoners without privacy, into bottles, plastic bags and on
paper to be poured into a plastic bucket…and we talk about human
rights and urgency and restorative justice,” she stated.

described conditions where inmates are packed “like sardines” in
hammocks and on cardboard on the ground and with the years-old stench
of urine in the concrete, noting that the conditions present ideal
conditions for disease.

Read the whole entry.


Blog PostCourtsLimitations of RJNorth America and CaribbeanPotential of RJPrisonsRJ in SchoolsRJ OfficeStatutes and Legislation
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now