(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Five Jamaicans are among 113 non-violent inmates in a Caribbean and Latin American who were diminished this Easter pleasantness of Food For The Poor (FFP).
The non-profit organization pronounced it paid a fines of a inmates in 4 countries during Holy Week, including a fines of dual women during Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre.
The other 3 pacifist Jamaican prisoners were diminished from a St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre and a Black River Police Station respectively, according to a recover from a organisation.
Each was given difference of encouragement, a prohibited meal, personal caring equipment and income for travel home, FFP said.
Meanwhile, in Honduras 19 inmates were diminished in time for Easter, while 8 group and one lady in Guyana were liberated on Monday.
The organization also paid a fines of 70 group and 10 women from prisons in Arcahaie, Cabaret, Croix-des-Bouquets, Grande Rivière, Hinche, Fort Dimanche and Fort-Liberté, Haiti.
Food For The Poor’s Prison Ministry Programme, that started in 1998, has helped to free, sight and reintroduce pacifist prisoners behind into their communities as prolific citizens.
“Over a final 20 years, Food For The Poor has paid a fines of thousands of inmates with a merciful munificence of a donors,” pronounced Food For The Poor President/CEO Robin Mahfood.
“Many of these group and women are honourable of a second chance, since a crimes committed are deliberate petty. They spend months, even years, sealed divided since they can't means to compensate a excellent that would set them free. Some might wonder, is a jail method a rubbish of time? we contend no! If usually one life is remade afterwards it was good value a effort, and that is what God has called us to do.”
In Jamaica alone, some-more than 7,000 former inmates also have benefited from a “Fresh Start Programme” that provides assistance with essential jobs, such as welding, carpentry and farming.
Those newly diminished are given a source of income and are disheartened from repeating their offences.