The Prison and House of Detention Point Blanche, located at Mountaindove road # 48 in Point Blanche is an institution for confinement of persons who have been remanded (held) in custody by a judicial authority or who have been deprived of their liberty following conviction for a crime.
The Mission statement
Our mission statement is to guarantee Compliant, Safe, Humane and Individualized execution of custodial sentences and measures for those entrusted to our care with a view to optimal return to society. Our mission statement determines our direction and focusses on our future goals. It alligns with our strategic plans, current projects and objectives.
To manage offenders in a safe, secure and humane environment and provide opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration in society.
Contribute to a safe, efficient and humane detention climate for both inmates and personnel.
To contribute to a safer St Maarten community by protecting the public and reducing reoffending
Our objectives aligns with the following
Improved Public Protection and aid in crime prevention
Accountable, sustainable and cost effective operation of the institution
Adhering to the dictates of the Court and to reduce re-offending
Fostering a Skilled, Professional, Resilient and Valued workforce
Improved opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration ; ensuring a tailor made and structured reintegration program ; provide training and programs to address inmates needs, and provide productive use- of time activities.
The successful reintegration of inmates into society, consistent with community expectations and standards.
Maintaining the institution in operationally sound conditions in compliance with security, safety and environmental requirements ; Safe, Health and Wellbeing in the workplace.
The Institution recognizes the vital contribution that stakeholders play in achieving our organization goals and outcome.Our goal is to continue to forge strong partnerships and work collaboratively with our stakeholders to achieve a Safer St Maarten community