Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer to address water woes at the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre

Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Honourable Rudyard Spencer CD, MP, will be having dialogue with the National Water Commission to improve the water service at the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre in Richmond, St. Mary.

On a tour of the Correctional Centre on Tuesday July 3, 2018, Minister Spencer observed the water issues being experienced. He noted that despite this issue the Centre was carrying out a robust agricultural programme. The Minister said, "Water is so essential to what you are doing so I am going to have a talk with Mr Barnett the President of the Water". Richmond Farm currently pumps water from the nearby river and trucks water to the facility.


The Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security praised the superintendent and staff for the work being done in agriculture, namely: pig rearing, poultry farming and vegetables. The Centre is demonstrating the, "Grow what you eat: and eat what you grow" concept.

According to the Minister, inmates under the care of Department of Correctional Services need to become self-sufficient in their diet and cultivate what they eat. He has mandated the DCS to enhance programmes to achieve this goal.