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Security | CRIME

Introduce programs that will serve to ensure that prisons serve the purpose of reforming offenders & preventing violent criminals from continuing to commit crimes

In progress

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.17 February 18, 2016

Monday November 13, 2017 | Jamaica Information Service

Rehabilitation of Prisoners a Priority – Montague

Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government is committed to the rehabilitation and redemption of incarcerated persons in adult penal institutions.

Addressing a town hall meeting at the Everglades Centre in Parrottee, near Black River in St. Elizabeth, on November 9, the Minister said the Government is gravely concerned that many inmates, upon release, find themselves back behind bars not very long after.

Mr. Montague pointed out that in order to address the challenges, the Government has beefed up rehabilitation initiatives in the seven adult prisons, introducing skills training such as furniture-making; food processing programmes, in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA, as well as literacy classes for those who are unable to read.