Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre receives Computers to aid in CSEC Examination


FORT AUGUSTA ADULT CORRECTIONAL Centre Receives Computers to aid in CSEC Examination Kingston, May 2 (DCS): Preparations for CSEC examinations have been boosted at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre with the donation of eight brand new computers.

The computers, which were donated by the Stella Maris Church Prison Ministry and the Ministry of National Security will benefit eight (8) inmates who will be sitting the Electronic Document Preparation Management examination on May 7, 2018.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony on May 2 at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, the Honourable Rudyard Spencer, C.D, M.P., said that contributing to the education of inmates is a significant investment.

He said that resources are not being wasted on inmates and that though they have made mistakes they deserve a second chance. Minister Spencer made an appeal to the society to offer a hand in the rehabilitation of Inmates. He also encouraged the inmates to make the best of the opportunity they have been afforded while incarcerated so that they will become meaningful contributors to society when they leave the institution.

Commissioner of Corrections at the Department of Correctional Services, Ina Hunter expressed her gratitude to the Stella Maris Prison Ministry and the Ministry of National Security. She says the computers will aid in the rehabilitation programmes implemented at the facility. “I want to thank Stella Maris Prison Ministry for recognizing the value of technology to equip our inmates with skills and abilities to lead productive lives, not only when they are released but also while they are here in incarceration. Education forms the core of our rehabilitation and we're always looking at ways to improve the delivery of our programmes”.