Barbados: Public assistance needed to rehabilitate prisoners

ATTORNEY GENERAL, Adriel Brathwaite, has described the rate of recidivism in Barbados as an unacceptable “revolving door”.  As a result, he has called for a session where employers and potential employers could interact with those who worked with offenders so they could recognise their role in the reintegration of ex-offenders in Barbados. The Attorney General was at the time addressing the opening ceremony of the 10th annual Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services conference under the theme Assembling a Modern Reginal Correctional Approach. It got under way at the Hilton Barbados Resort yesterday and concludes on Thursday, June 9. Brathwaite, who is also Minister of Home Affairs, said that of the approximately 930 inmates at HMP Dodds, 250 were recidivists. “That is an area of great concern to me. We are trying to see how we can prevent more young people from coming to us, and how we can prevent them from coming back to us,” he stated.

Source: AG: Public assistance needed to rehabilitate prisoners — NationNews Barbados — Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com

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