President Daniel Gibbs (center) and Vice-President Sophia Carti (third from right) with Red Cross and probation officials as the video conference room opens.
MARIGOT – The President of the Collectivity Daniel Gibbs participated on Thursday January 21 in a meeting organized with the Penitentiary Integration and Probation Service (SPIP) at the Red Cross headquarters concerning the opening of a videoconference room in the use of prisoners of Saint-Martin to connect with their families.
This experimental device involving the SPIP, the prison of Basse-Terre, the Red Cross and the Collectivity aims to mitigate the harmful effects of remoteness by maintaining family links between detainees incarcerated in Guadeloupe with their relatives residing in Saint-Martin. .
Families of detainees can now benefit from the visiting room and the use of video calls. The parlor is located at the Red Cross center in Concordia.
The Collectivity, through the MSAP Public Service Houses at Sandy Ground and the Orleans Quarter, facilitates this process for prisoners and their families.
President Gibbs and Vice-President Sofia Carti welcomed the joint initiative which maintains the link between families and prisoners serving their sentence in Basse-Terre.