COVID-19 Visits at state prison suspended indefinitely

Originally published by Dominica News Online on 05 April 2020

Summary

Visitation at the Dominica State Prison has been suspended indefinitely due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. In lieu of visits, prisoners are permitted to make more calls to their relatives than usual.

Other measures include washing any food or goods provided by visitors before giving the goods or food to prisoners, body temperature checks for anyone entering the prison, provision of hand sanitizer, additional sinks, and face basins. Officers are also encouraged to wear masks and gloves.