We the undersigned entities unequivocally condemn the ongoing uncertainty at the prison, aka Correctional Services Agency.
As more inmates and their families come forward to speak out, we commend them for their courage and openness.
As entities committed to social wellbeing, we recognise our responsibility to be advocates for justice and human dignity.
The number of deaths registered at this facility in these last years has tragically climbed to 13 individuals, including the recent deaths by suicide of a 30-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman. Data from the Council of Europe confirm that the suicide rate at our prison ranks amongst the highest in Europe. This fact, combined with dubious operational methods more distinctive of a long-gone archaic prison model, is extremely concerning. One needs to keep in mind that the corrections phase is an essential one in the continuum of services within the criminal justice system. When this fails, it puts the whole system at risk and causes significant collateral damage.Continue Reading