More resources needed to expand prisoners’ reintegration programme – Prisons Director

first_imgDirector of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels believes that despite several programmes have been conducted to reintegrate prisoners into society, the process is not at the desired level.Director of Prisons,Gladwin SamuelsSpeaking with Guyana Times, Samuels explained that the reintegration programme is progressing as it should with effective training and opportunities being granted to prisoners who will soon be released back into society.As such, he posited that once more resources are provided, the Prison Service can offer more to a larger number of prisoners who fit the criteria for exposure into the relevant programmes.“All of that is happening but it is not happening at the level that it should because our focus is on having staff deployed to the prisons’ locations. But at those out flung areas, Mazaruni, Timehri and so on those are still activities there that persons are involved in. It is going well.”He further stated that some of the prisoners who earn a payment are being allowed to assist their family members in taking care of their necessary expenses.“Come September, a number of those persons who are working would have to assist their children in going back to school. This would be done from them earning some monies while in prison. Which some people on the road are not doing.”Additionally, he stated that the programme will provide the inmates with the necessary skills to find employment when they are released. This is expected to have an impact on them becoming repeat offenders.Last year, the final report of the study of inmates in Guyana was released and showed the rate of recidivism in Guyana is lower than that of many developed countries.He had described the findings as evidence that the local approach to rehabilitation of prisoners is working.“What I am happy about based on the findings submitted, is that while recidivism is something we have been working to reduce in Guyana, this study would have revealed that our recidivism rate is way below many developed countries in the world. This points to the fact that our rehabilitative programmes are serving the purpose in terms of preparing prisoners with life skills that will allow them to better reintegrate into society,” Samuels had said.Further, Samuels at that time had explained that through the survey conducted, the authorities were better informed and policies have been derived to improve the delivery of service [to inmates]. He had also assured that the report’s findings will be meaningfully utilised to develop existing programmes and craft new ones for inmates’ rehabilitation.“The Guyana Prison Service has as one of its main mandates, the rehabilitation of offenders, in order to prepare them for reentry into society. [It] is something that we have been paying attention to despite the fact [that] we recognise the need for us to improve in terms of the number of persons we capture. Efforts are continuously being made in order to do so”, the acting Director of Prisons added.last_img read more

Croatia vs Denmark: Preview, team news and live radio commentary

first_imgCroatia and Denmark have both successfully made it through to the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup and now face an evenly balanced fixture as they meet in the last 16.Zlatko Dalic’s side topped Group D by beating Nigeria and Iceland, as well as emphatically thrashing Argentina 3-0.Denmark meanwhile, finished second behind France in Group C, having beaten Peru, but drawn with Australia and the French. What is the team news?Croatia: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Strinic, Vida, Rakitic, Modric, Brozovic, Perisic, Rebic, MandzukicDenmark: Schmeichel, Kjaer, Knudsen, Christensen, Jorgensen, Dalsgaard, Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, Poulsen, CorneliustalkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. When is Croatia vs Denmark?The last 16 tie will take place on Sunday, July 1 and is set to kick off at 7pm UK time.The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will host the tie, with a capacity 45,000 crowd expected. Christian Eriksen has been hugely important for Denmark How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of all the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?For Croatia, Luka Modric of course stands out above the rest. Despite now being 32 years of age, the midfielder has rolled back the years at this World Cup. Modric was influential in the Croats’ stunning Group D campaign and scored twice along the way.Denmark’s star of the tournament so far has also been a creative midfielder. Christian Eriksen has a goal and an assist from his country’s three Group C matches. 3center_img The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will host Croatia v Denmark Luka Modric has led the way for Croatia 3 3last_img read more