Minister of Justice and Social Affairs Mr. Rocco Tjon, visited the Correctional institute of Aruba, where a tour to see the management team, considering the renovations that have taken place.
Among other things, the Motivation Center (CDM), has been completely renovated, and the plan is to use this part again. Consequently other renovations will take place inside the KIA, to create twenty additional cells in a short time for detention of people, considering the shortage of detention capacity.
Together with the management team, he elaborated extensively on the process and project to have a new correctional institute. The complete dossier was delivered to the Netherlands two weeks ago, and now is waiting on a response from the Netherlands to begin the process of
see how we can get funding in the long term, through a good collaboration. So, in this way the process can begin, seeing that it’s about one process with a fairly long duration.
In addition, progress has been made in terms of basic forensic care, which is well known, there are there are several bilateral talks with the Netherlands that have been held on this topic.
Additionally, within the framework of the judicial quadripartite consultation (JVO), the
Forensic care that we need to provide to prisoners and youth is a hot topic. This aspect is increasingly being brought forward in reports such as the CPT report, which is why there are talks based on a pilot project. We want to make sure that this food is distributed in a timely manner to all who have it and need this.
To recapitulate: the renovations was finished, especially the different spaces where the experts will have to provide the basic forensic care is also ready, and now the preparations are underway so that by the beginning of 2024 this project can start. In this way, attention is also paid to the infrastructural part as well as the part of the staff, seeing that the reorganization remained clear. So, we’re going to focus a lot on the part of the church we ought to present to those who are present, not to those who are present, but to those who are to come. In this way, real content is given to the part of re-socialization and reintegration.