Prison Inmates Successful In Completing 8-week Substance Abuse Training

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 1st,  2021 (ZIZ News)  On Thursday, residents of Her Majesty’s Prison set to be released soon, completed an 8-week Stages of Change Substance Abuse Treatment Group Session.

The aim of the sessions was to assist them in making more informed decisions when reintegrated into society.

The program was facilitated through the National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention, which was proposed by Director Karimu Byron-Caines.

This is the second such program that was done at the prison. The first occurred in 2019 with a visiting councilor from Taiwan through the Ministry of Health, who then trained the management staff at the National Council.

Commissioner of Police Terrance James spoke to the significance of the training sessions and his vision for the institution.

13 inmates successfully completed the programme.

According to James, this and other similarly oriented programs are aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders in the country.

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