American Samoa

Concerns have been raised over conditions at Tafuna Prison. Samoa News reports that a hearing of the Senate Public Safety/Homeland Security Committee heard that the buildings are unfit for human habitation. Former warden, Senator Malaepule Saite Moliga noted: “This is the only prison in the world where I have observed inmates whose misdemeanour cases are pending, mingling and confined together with convicted murderers and convicted drug dealers.” Authorities say there is a huge backlog in cases stemming from pandemic restrictions. The committee has urged the Governor to act on the . . .

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