Northward inmates teamed up with Public Works and the National Drug Council Friday morning (26 October) to help clean up the West Bay Heritage Park.
The park is the venue for Saturday’s (27 October) West Bay Agri-fest. The clean-up is a part of the prison community work project.
It focuses on having prisoners re-integrate back into the working world. Advocate for the National Drug Council Donald Hooker said when the prisoners are finished with their jail time, they are going to need the assistance of local employers.
“They are coming out in society, they will be out in society. They have families and they are a lot of critics, but we need to have potential employers because we can’t expect prisoners to change if the public doesn’t give them a chance of employment and please do be mindful that employment and safe housing enhances one stability,” said Mr. Hooker.
“The programme has helped in a way that, I like to help back in the community in any way possible because I’ve had a lot of support so I decided to make a change,” said Mr. Otis Myles.
The Agri-fest starts at 9 a.m. at West Bay heritage park and runs until 4 p.m.