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Guyana Prison Service looking to embrace changes

The Guyana Prison Service has undertaken several initiatives to improve the Prison System and these include: separating young, first-time inmates from seasoned offenders.

Teaching literacy, numeracy, vocational skills and behavioural change programmes to inmates, recruiting specialist and custodial staff and improving the professionalism of ranks through training.

Director of Prisons, Dale Erskine, said, that he is confident that the Prison Service can gain respect from key stakeholders as the Prison Service embraces changes.

Erskine was speaking at the observance of the 29th Prison Service Week activities at the Prison Service Sports Complex.

He said, that the Prison Service has made satisfactory progress notwithstanding the challenges facing the system.

The week of activities was ushered  in with prayers and praise and was held under the theme: “The Year of Performance and Accountability”.

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