Saturday, March 2, 2024

Hard life outside, says ex-prisoner


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BARBADOS NEEDS A rehabilitation system that ensures ex-convicts can be effectively reintegrated into society.

Former death row inmate Patrick Greaves said this was important to help cut down on people becoming repeat offenders and to avoid them being taken advantage of when they leave Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds.

“When they let you through the door that is it; no one comes and check to see how you are doing. I spent 29 years in jail and the Barbados then is not the Barbados now. A system should be put in place to make sure people like me readjust in society and cope in it. I do not have anyone to turn to and I am in need of help.”

Greaves, at age 17, was convicted of killing shopkeeper Louise Moseley and, after spending 29 years in prison, five on death row, he was eventually released. (SB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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