Ban pa Kambio (We’re aiming for change)

During the detention, JICN offers prison inmates the opportunity to develop  themselves. This can be done by trainings, combined training and  work programme and work. The JICN also provides structure. Both elements offer  prisoners a greater opportunity to build a socially acceptable existence in society.

Work within the JICN contributes to the order and tranquillity of the institution and to a meaningful day's work for inmates. This in turn contributes to increasing the chance of a socially acceptable life after imprisonment. Work is used as a means of learning,  as an activity, as a contribution to order and safety and as a means of earning money. The content and circumstances of the work depends on the Ban pa kambio - line.

Phase 1: Learning

The emphasis is on achieving the absolute basic qualifications,  such as literacy training  in  the remand prison for example ,   In this phase, extra attention will also be paid to the inmate in terms of social skills and behaviour. The inmate will  be fully focused on achieving the right level.  

Phase 2:  Training-work

If an inmate meets the selection criteria, he/she can move on to an MB01-level course. During this course, the inmate learns a trade in one of the three available subjects: green, building, catering. The JICN decided on these subjects because there is a lot of work on Bonaire in these sectors. This will mean the highest possible yield for the Bonaire society. 

Phase 3: Fully working

This is the phase in which  prisoners are fully working. In this phase, inmates meet all the specified criteria. What  work a prisoner does in this phase depends on a variety of things. Think of the title, remaining  sentence, etc. 

The following jobs are in phase 3 within the JICN: 

  • External job locations (Krusada reactivation centre, external projects); is the highest attainable. 
  • Internal work sites (cleaners, sport and library aids, cost-saving work, wood & green area).