Concerns raised at shackling of NOC inmates

Two juvenile inmates of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) were taken for medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital in shackles on Thursday, raising concerns about the procedure in light of the facility’s aim to rehabilitate and not criminalise young offenders.

Just after midday, Stabroek News spotted a young girl, who a relative later said was 13 years old and a boy who appeared to be around the same age walking towards the New Market Street entrance. They were both wearing foot cuffs although they were in the company of a uniformed police officer and a woman. They subsequently left after boarding a police force bus.

Outside the hospital, a sister of the teen, voiced her displeasure at the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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