NOC inmates complain of abuse, ministry to probe claims
-over a dozen handed over to police over breakout, arson
Inmates of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) yesterday complained of abuse by the management of the juvenile correctional facility, while over a dozen of them have been handed over to police for their roles in a breakout and the torching of two buildings in the compound.
A committee will be established to investigate the allegations by the juveniles as well as the operations of the Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast facility, where police are now providing support to the security service on site. The temporary measure will remain in place for an indefinite period.
A team of officials from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) led by Minister Dr Frank Anthony met with the management of the correctional facility yesterday and subsequently interacted with the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.