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  • Two of the country’s major correctional facilities are to be repaired and expanded this financial year.
  • A sum of $200 million has been allocated in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure to undertake the projects.
  • A total of $100 million will be spent to facilitate structural repairs at the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre.

Two of the country’s major correctional facilities are to be repaired and expanded this financial year.

A sum of $200 million has been allocated in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, to undertake the projects.

A total of $100 million will be spent to facilitate structural repairs at the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre. It is anticipated that emergency repairs will be carried out on the roofing and structure of the New Hall Building.

An additional $100 million will be used to construct a pre-fabricated building to house female inmates currently located at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, in St. Catherine.

The projects, which will be implemented by the Ministry of National Security with funding from the Consolidated Fund, are slated to last from April 2014 to March 2015.