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AG: Former cons in need of help

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AG: Former cons in need of help

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite wants families of former offenders to give more support to these men and women after they leave prison.
He said reintegration into the society was a major problem for the former prisoners whose families often accommodated them for a while following their release, but later threw them out on the streets.
He appealed to loved ones to be more accommodating, saying: “They need our support more than ever when they come back out into a society and have the challenges of being reintegrated.”
Speaking during Tuesday’s debate in the House of Assembly on a supplementary resolution for $1.8 million, part of which will be used for the prison services and the Girls’ and Boys’ Industrial Schools, Brathwaite said inmate rehabilitation and academic development would be priorities.