Bids tendered for New Opportunity Corps ‘confinement’ building

Government is going ahead with a $19.6M confinement area for youths of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) amid ongoing concerns about conditions there.

Residents of the NOC have complained to an ongoing police investigation about squalid conditions in a detention room at the Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast facility which the Ministry of Youth has since described as a “quiet room”.

Based on information made available to Stabroek News, the confinement building will have what are being described as eight “holding cells” 9 ft. by 12 ft. The building will also have  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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