The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is advising that visits to its facilities, with the exception of the Claxton Bay Correctional Facility, will resume with effect from Tuesday December 08, 2020.
It should be noted that the safety measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) remain in full effect.
They said “In our continuing efforts to effectively serve members of the public as well as to keep contamination risks at minimum within our environment, the undermentioned guidelines are published for your information.”
*Each facility will be conducting fifty (50) scheduled visits daily; Monday to Friday for remanded inmates from 8:00am to 1:00pm, while Tuesdays and Thursdays are allocated for convicted inmates from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
*Visits will be restricted to one (01) per week for remanded inmates and one (01) per month for convicted inmates.
*Requests for visits MUST be made via the Prisons WhatsApp facility at 473- 6713. Visitors must provide his/her name, the inmate’s name and location and he/she will be given a date and time for the visit.
*Only one (01) visitor will be allowed unto the compound to visit an inmate.
*Visitors MUST wear masks and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines as advised.
*Visitors must be on time to ensure a smooth and effective process.
*Visit areas will be sanitized after each visit.
*No items will be allowed to be brought into the prison for the inmates.
*Deposits to the Prison Commissary will be accommodated but purchases will not be allowed by the visitor.
*Virtual visits will continue via the ZOOM application.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to adhere to public health ordinances and make decisions accordingly. As we adapt to the ‘new normal’ in providing an essential service to members of the public, the health, safety and well-being of our employees and charges are critical, as are our ongoing attempts to maintain safe and secure environments and public safety.