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Nurse: Give ex-cons a break

Acting Minister of Home Affairs Michael Lashley (third left) greeting Reverend Trevor O’Neale after the church service as members of the Barbados Prison Service, including Superintendent of Prisons Lieutenant Colonel John Nurse(left)look on. Barbados Defence Force Chief Of Staff Colonel Alvin Quintyne is in the background (centre).

Mon, October 15, 2012 - 12:08 AM

SUPERINTENDENT OF PRISONS LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN NURSE is calling for a national effort to give ex-offenders a second chance.

During a service at St Philip Parish Church to mark the Barbados Prison Service’s annual week October 14 to 21, Nurse said the region was unforgiving of its ex-offenders but this had to change.

“Unfortunately in our region, it is indeed an undeniable reality that our societies are very unforgiving towards ex-offenders.

“But as a prison service, we are convinced that if we in Barbados are truly intent on achieving developed status, then programmes like Second Chance in the United States] and Yellow Ribbon [in Singapore] must be developed and embraced by all. (CA)

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