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Several skills training programs underway at State Prison to benefit inmates

first_img Share 22 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Photo credit: philosophers-stone.co.ukActing Chief Prison Officer Kenrick Jean Jacques says the construction of a new mess hall kitchen facility and a drug prevention program are among initiatives designed to enhance the lives of the inmates.He told the official closing of the May Criminal Assizes that there are several skills training programs designed to enhance the welfare of the inmates are also underway.“Several inmates are employed on the kitchen facility project. They are being trained with the necessary officers in terms of brick laying, plastering and construction works. We also have the joinery shop where we do furnitures, beds and stuff, and currently we have two modules organised by the Youth Division. We are doing a barbering module and an auto mechanic module,” he said.Mr. Jean Jacques also noted that there is a drug prevention progamme ongoing with the assistance of personnel from the Drug Prevention Unit.He says there are also plans in place to improve the security at the state’s prison.“There is a plan of improving security in terms of setting up cameras and CCTV’s where we can monitor what is happening at various points of the institution, to ensure that we tighten up on security,” he added.There are currently 247 inmates at the Stock Farm Prison of which 8 are females and eight of the males at the prison are under the age of 18.Meantime Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in his National Budget address on June 29th, 2011 announced that the Government is working towards the implementation of an enhanced security system which is in sync with today’s technology at the state prison.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Several skills training programs underway at State Prison to benefit inmates by: – July 14, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more