Probation Aftercare Officers educate residents of Portland Cottage to deter crime

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2018

As part of its efforts to prevent citizens from becoming offenders: The Department of Correctional Services, Probation Aftercare Services Region Three Officers, conducted a community walk through and Town Hall meeting in Portland Cottage, Clarendon on Wednesday January 17, 2018.

Officers reaffirm commitment to prison services

Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CORRECTIONAL officers assigned to the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the prison service, despite 'difficulties' they have to encounter at times.

The officers made public their declaration at a special 'prayer and praise' service held at the facility.

Staff Officer Thelma Grayson-Linton, who moderated the service held under the theme "I am committed", said despite difficulties correctional officers faced on a daily basis, they still persist.

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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