Government has decided that the best governance structure for a modernized prison system would be for it to be state run with a Board of Governors, according to Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan who revealed on Thursday that this was one of four proposed options.
The other options proposed by International Management Consultants, a Jamaica-based firm following the completion of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into last year’s prison riot, which claimed the lives of 17 prisoners, were to privatise, regionalise or have a combination of the two.
“We opted for the governance structure to be in state hands with a Board of Governors,” Ramjattan told reporters during a press conference held at his Brickdam office.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In