$1 Million Saved Under Prison Farm Programme from Dec to MARCH

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Commissioner of Corrections, Ina Hunter-Fairweather (left), speaks with (from second left) Chief Justice of Jamaica, Hon. Bryan Sykes; President, Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services (ACHCPS), Lieutenant Colonel John Nurse; Minister of State in a Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer; and Director, Legal Services in a Ministry of Justice, Karen Wilson, during a opening rite for a ACHCPS Conference, during The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Monday (June 11).

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  • Minister of State in a Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says projects being implemented by a Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have proven to be tolerable and have contributed to savings.
  • He cited a Agricultural Self-Sufficiency Programme, that has realised assets of approximately $1 million during a duration Dec 2017 to Mar 2018 as inmates and wards continue to furnish portions of a food they consume.
  • “This is encouraging, and we will continue to find avenues that will outcome in larger cost savings,” he noted, while addressing a opening of a Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and

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Minister of State in a Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says projects being implemented by a Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have proven to be tolerable and have contributed to savings.

He cited a Agricultural Self-Sufficiency Programme, that has realised assets of approximately $1 million during a duration Dec 2017 to Mar 2018 as inmates and wards continue to furnish portions of a food they consume.

Currently, inmates during all correctional institutions, with a difference of Horizon Adult Remand Centre, are intent in rural production.

“This is encouraging, and we will continue to find avenues that will outcome in larger cost savings,” he noted, while addressing a opening of a Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and

Prison Services (ACHCPS) Conference 2018 during The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Monday (June 11).

“In a context of mercantile constraint, where each dollar depends and each preference contingency denote value for money, we wish to praise a Department of Correctional Services for a strides they have done in this area,” he added.

The State Minister told a contention member that inmates during a nation’s correctional comforts are being taught commercial skills, augmenting opportunities for earning on their release.

“In a facilities, we have wards who have upheld 6 and 7 subjects during a Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, and former wards who are posterior tertiary education.

This speaks to their immeasurable potential,” he forked out.

He sensitive serve that by partnership with a Organization of American States (OAS), some-more than 1,460 youthful remandees and offenders and approximately 160 DCS staff are benefiting from ‘A New Path’ project, directed during providing strategies and collection to understanding with severe behaviour.

The four-day ACHCPS Conference is being hold from Jun 11 to 14 underneath a thesis ‘Transforming Prisons and Correctional Services for Regional Development’.

The goal of ACHCPS is to foster a veteran growth of all crew concerned in several facets of corrections, while essay to safeguard that a best policies and procedures are in place to accommodate a needs of a corrections/prison sourroundings in particular countries and a segment as a whole.

This year’s contention brings together approximately 22 member countries from opposite a Caribbean as good as member from a International Corrections and Prisons Association and guest from a Netherlands, United States and Namibia.

Some of a topics for contention embody Leadership Essentials for Transforming Prisons and Correctional Services, Radicalisation in Prisons, and Opportunities and Challenges of Drone Technology for Caribbean-based Correctional Facilities.

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