US plans to build 2 prisons in Haiti's provinces - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

US plans to build 2 prisons in Haiti's provinces

Posted:

The U.S. government is planning to build two prisons in Haiti's countryside that will cost up to $10 million.

   Carl Siebentritt is director of the Narcotics Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. He says the State Department will build a prison in each of the coastal towns of Petit Goave and Cabaret as part of an effort to reduce overcrowding in Haiti's prison system.

   The penitentiary in Petit Goave will replace one destroyed in 2004 following the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Since then more than 100 inmates have been held in a police station.

   The prison in Cabaret will house women and help relieve crowding at a women's prison in the Port-au-Prince area.

   Siebentritt made the announcement in an email Friday night to The Associated Press.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.