Juvenile wards benefit from Arts Summer Programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr has lauded the successful partnership of Youth for Arts & Recreational Development (YARD) Empire, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) at the first staging of a drama presentation at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre.

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 Officers


The Commissioner and staff regret the passing of Michele Bennett, Probation Aftercare Officer attached to the Corporate Area (Community) Probation Office and the Mel Nathan Institute, Hannah Town. As we mourn her loss the entire DCS family uses this opportunity to express sincere condolences to her family. We pray that God will give you strength to go through this period of bereavement. May her soul rest in peace.

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