422 inmates now equipped with necessary skills for reintegration into society
Guyana’s prison system celebrated a significant milestone as 422 inmates from Lusignan, New Amsterdam, Camp Street, and Timehri Prisons completed a series of ground-breaking training courses geared towards reintegration into society.
These courses have been specifically designed to equip inmates with valuable skills and knowledge that will aid their reintegration into society upon release.
The comprehensive programmes offered a diverse range of training areas, including family reconciliation, domestic violence, literacy, citizenship and the law, psychology, and even yoga. By addressing these crucial aspects, the aim is to help inmates rebuild their lives and successfully transition back into the community.
During separate graduation ceremonies, Director of Prisons Nicklon Elliot emphasised the Prison Service’s responsibility to provide inmates with the necessary tools for their reintegration while assisting them in recognising their past mistakes and fostering personal growth.
Elliot highlighted the significance of the programmes and their impact on the inmates’ future, stating, “The various programmes are just another phase to assist and strengthen the rehabilitation of inmates that are currently incarcerated.
The programmes also signify the important step that the Prison Service is taking in order for the full rehabilitation of the inmates.”
He continued, emphasising the importance of the training in preparing the inmates for life after prison, “You must consider yourselves fortunate that you have been chosen.
We hope that the programmes that you have participated in will help you understand where you have gone wrong and encourage you to be better citizens once you are released back into your communities.”
The successful completion of these training courses marks a positive turning point in the lives of these inmates, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for a fresh start. The Prison Service’s commitment to rehabilitation and reintegration underscores its dedication to fostering a safer and more harmonious society.