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Prison visitation curfew lifted

Relatives and friends of prisoners and custodies are now able to visit them at the Tanumalala prison in Upolu and Vaiaata prison in Savai'i.

The Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections has declared that the curfew for visitations of prisoners and custodies has been lifted.

The implementation of the curfews for the public’s visitations was driven from efforts to ease the spread of the current Covid-19 and to go in place with the state of emergency (S.O.E) orders.

According to the Police, any family member who wishes to visit any prisoner or custody at Tanumalala or Vaiaata must obtain an approval from the Police Headquarters (General Policing) in Apia and Tuasivi Savaii.

For Prisoners, the visitations by members of the public are schedules for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Whilst for Custodies, their visitors are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday.

The visitations will start operating next week starting Monday, the 11th of may 2020.

“Family members are asked to confirm approval a week prior to visitation.”

“Further details will be provided to family members by General duty officers.”

“Working together for a safe Samoa.”

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