Jamaica: Rehabilitation of Prisoners a Priority

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 […]

Barbados: Prison Service embracing change

Superintendent of Prisons, Lt. Col. John Nurse, says that the role of the prison has shifted from primarily a custodial service, to put more emphasis on the rehabilitation of offenders, and he says the Barbados Prison Service has embraced this change. He made the comments while addressing those gathered yesterday for the Barbados Prison Service’s […]

Guyana: Prisons Director urges retired officers to return to strengthen capacity

The Guyana Prison Service has issued a call for retired, senior non-commissioned officers of the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force or the Prison Service to return in wake of a fire that destroyed the Camp Street Prison and multiple jail breaks. Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin Samuels This is according to a statement […]

Antigua & Barbuda: Wade will remain as prison boss | Antigua Observer Newspaper

Superintendent of Prisons, Albert Wade, will remain at the helm of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), at least until he is satisfied that the conditions for inmates and staff have improved. This development was announced when the minister responsible for the prison, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin met with “about 35” prison officers at his office yesterday to […]

Bahamas: License Plate Production at Department of Corrections

NASSAU, The Bahamas  – The production of license plates has begun at the Bahamas Department of Corrections. During his contribution to the budget debate on June 12, 2017, Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell confirmed that the work started on May 29 after being launched earlier this year. “I am informed […]