Several Prison Inmates expected to sit Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations in 2017
Several Prison Inmates are expected to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) in 2017.
Police Superintendent Kenrick Jean-Jacques told attendees at a press conference on Friday, January 13, 2017, that inmates have been taking CSEC classes including literature and woodwork modules, in collaboration with the Youth Division, as part of the prison rehabilitation process. He hopes that about fourteen (14) inmates will be writing the CSEC exams in May 2017. He sees this as one of the Prisons major achievements.
Jean-Jacques informed that a farm was established, where chickens and pigs are reared, in hopes of teaching the inmates new skills, and making the Prison “almost self-sufficient” in terms of poultry meat”.
He hopes that when the inmates leave the institution, they can fall back on the skills they have learnt at the institution, and engage in useful activities, instead of returning to committing crimes.
Jean-Jacques advised that work is ongoing on the prison structure. This includes the administrative building, and soon, new toilets and fencing.
He said they wish to establish a e said they wished to extablish He ‘buffer zone’, by installing a second security fence around the perimeter, in an effort to secure the institution, and to protect them from would be intruders seeking to do mischief around the institution.
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