Food for the Poor secures freedom for 25 non-violent prisoners

Twenty-five non-violent prisoners were freed from five penal institutions across the island just before the Easter holidays, thanks to the charity group Food for the Poor.

Every year during the Easter and Christmas celebrations, Food for the Poor, through its Prison Ministry project, provide assistance to prisoners in several countries who are serving time for non-violent offences.

By His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir PATRICK LINTON ALLEN, Member of the Order of the Nation, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Commander of the Order of Distinction, Knight of Grace of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, Governor General of Jamaica

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During the post-independence years the prison system in Jamaica was composed of three (3) main entities: the Prisons, the Probation Services and the Approved Schools which functioned separately in the implementation and execution of the correctional functions of the Government.

Tribute to Correctional Officer

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER 1 Kalwayne Gordon

The Commissioner and staff are saddened at the death of Correctional Officer Kalwayne Gordon assigned to St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre. We express sincere condolence to his family and pray for added strength as they go through this difficult time. Together we mourn.


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