Detention room at NOC worse than Brickdam station -sources

A detention room, described as “worse than Brickdam Police Station,” exists at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) facility at Onderneeming, according to sources, who say it is used to discipline the juvenile inmates when they commit infractions.

Stabroek News has been reliably informed that some were shocked when they observed the room at the facility, which is expected to reform and empower young offenders who are placed there by the court for a period.

“It is surprising that there is such a room at NOC, you should not have such a room at a facility which does not cater for hardened criminals but really seeks to reform young children and equip them with a skill,” a source told Stabroek News.

The presence of the room came to light recently after parents of four girls, who are alleging that there were abused by those in authority at the facility, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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