Government Allocates $44 Million for Prison Project


The Government has earmarked a total of $44.9 million for the continuation of activities under the Correctional Services Production Company (COSPROD).

This is set out in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, which is currently before the House of Representatives.

Implemented by the Ministry of National Security, the project will see the continuation of initiatives at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in

St. Catherine, the Richmond Farm Centre in St. Mary and the ‘Brick Yard’, which is an extension of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston.

The money allocated will also finance the administrative costs and the requirements for undertaking agricultural as well as woodwork, welding, brick making and other activities at the facilities.

 

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter

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