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Prison officers for training programme

Prison officers for training programme

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Sixteen Grade 2 prison officers have been selected for a training programme which is scheduled to commence at 8.30 a.m. on Monday, 6 September.
The training programme, to be held at the Red Cross building in Kingstown, will involve subject areas such as human resource management, conflict resolution, performance appraisal, stress management, sociology and the role of the prison officer.{{more}}
Meanwhile, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons Linus Goodluck travelled to St. Lucia last Saturday, for a six-day training programme, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday.
Goodluck, who has received training from the British Prison Service, was expected to join a British training team on the neighbouring island for the programme dubbed “Potential Officers For Upward Mobility”.
Also included in the training team were Prison Advisor to the Caribbean Nicholas Brookes of the UK, and Graham Autrey of the British Prison Service.
The training session in St. Lucia is scheduled to end tomorrow, September 4.
In other prison-related news, 23 inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison have been quarantined, having contracted the highly-contagious chicken pox disease.
Assistant Superintendent of Prisons Linus Goodluck confirmed the report last week Wednesday afternoon but told SEARCHLIGHT that the situation was under control. He said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Roger Duncan and a team from the Ministry of Health visited the prison recently and lectured inmates and prison workers.
The number of inmates reported to have been affected as at Wednesday, represent an increase of almost 300 per cent over the number eight reported at the end of July.

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