Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Partnership to help former inmates

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The Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme has partnered with Prison Fellowship Barbados to give former inmates an opportunity to earn a decent living.

Minister of Youth Dwight Sutherland, who was speaking today during a presentation of landscaping equipment to Prison Fellowship Barbados, said incarceration had long lasting effects and it was time more programmes were enacted for those who had committed petty crimes.

During the presentation at the ministry’s training room, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, executive director of the Prison Fellowship Neil Dowden said the former inmates would be granted Government contracts but also urged the private sector to hire them.

He gave the assurance the work would be supervised and professionally done. (CA)

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