Bahamas government releases photos of detention dormitories
By Elcott Coleby, BIS
Mar 25, 2015 - 12:26:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Department of Immigration has released images of the exterior and
interior of the newly constructed dormitories at the Carmichael Road
Detention Center. Additionally, images were released of the interior of
the half-way house for female refugees and their minor children while
they await processing and repatriation.
It is the policy of the Bahamas
government that mothers should not be separated from their minor
children during the processing and detention periods. These photos were
displayed as part of the presentation delivered at a hearing by the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights into complaints filed about
the treatment of refugees in The Bahamas.
The presentation was delivered
by the State Minister for Legal Affairs, the Hon. Damian Gomez in the
Ruben Dario Room at the headquarters of the Organization of American
States in Washington DC at 11:30am on Friday, 20th March 2015. The video presentation can be viewed here.
Attached are photos of the Female Dormitory Detention Center; and the Half-way House.
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