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  • Two of the island’s correctional facilities are slated to be improved this fiscal year through a $253 million allocation to the Construction and Improvement of Correctional Facilities project, in the Ministry of National Security.
  • Other anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: construction of waiting areas at Tamarind Farm and South Camp Road facilities...
  • The project is being financed through the Consolidated Fund and implemented by the Correctional Services Department.

Two of the island’s correctional facilities are slated to be improved this fiscal year through a $253 million allocation to the Construction and Improvement of Correctional Facilities project, in the Ministry of National Security.

As contained in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the money will go towards completing construction of the new 306-bed dormitory at Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St. Catherine and retrofitting the South Camp Road facilities to enhance operations.

Other anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: construction of waiting areas at Tamarind Farm and South Camp Road facilities; transfer of inmates, staff and equipment to the new dorm facility; completion of construction of dorms, including the implementation of infrastructure (electricity, water and telecommunications).

The project is being financed through the Consolidated Fund and implemented by the Correctional Services Department.

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