Samoa Corrections Services to be separated from prison

This was confirmed at their first senior management meeting yesterday.

Samoa Police said the decision is one of Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo’s focal points for this year.

The other focus that was highlighted at the meeting was “Preparations leading up to the CHOGM 2024 conference to be held in Samoa.”

Samoa Police said “The meeting also gave time to reflect on the previous year’s work and challenges and to discuss what the organisation can improve, develop, and maintain as the year progresses.”

Visits at French Polynesia's prisons suspended

The French High Commission said inmates would instead be allotted phone time to communicate with their friends and families.

The High Commission said some inmates might be released early, but that would not be considered if the individual was a risk to the public.

Last month, France was found guilty in the European Court of Human Rights of breaching the human rights of prisoners in Tahiti by treating them in a degrading manner.