Programmes that will help inmates rehabilitate at northward prison are not consistent, ultimately leading to the high rate of reoffending inmates, say Prison officials
Educational courses are provided at the prison where inmates have the opportunity to learn new skills to help them find a job when released. But with limited resources, the classes don’t take place everyday.
“We teach carpentry, we teach mechanics, ac and repairs, plumbing. Yes we have computer class, yes we have good facilities, it’s just to get it running on a daily basis because one of the things that is happening now, because of shorter staff, it’s not opening on a regular basis and that is not good,” said deputy director, Richard Barton.
Prison director Neil Lavis will be on the panel tonight, discussing in depth what goes on behind the walls of northward prison.