Thursday 1 October, 2020

Prisons receive donation of 10 sanitising stations

Photo via Facebook, Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

Photo via Facebook, Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service has received a donation of ten sanitising stations.

The sanitising stations will go a long way in the Prison Service’s efforts to maintain a safe environment within prison walls.

The donation, which came from CARICOM IMPACS- the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, with the support of the British High Commission, was handed over in a ceremony at the Maximum Security Prison on Monday.

Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dennis Pulchan, acknowledged receipt of the sanitising stations on behalf of the Prison Service.

Commissioner Pulchan thanked both organisations for their support and contributions. He said all contributions will help to maintain the coronavirus-free environment within the nation's prisons, as people adapt to the new normal.

To date, the Prison Service continues to adhere to safety and preventative measures put in place to prevent the virus from entering the prisons.

Some of these measures include thermal scanning of all persons entering the establishments, the placements of sinks and hand sanitisers at strategic points throughout all prisons, the suspension of physical visits which led to the creation of virtual visits and the establishment of a quarantine station for all new committals.

Commissioner Pulchan thanked visitors for their understanding and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines as the Prison Service continues to work on measures designed to improve its service and operations.

Present at Monday’s handing-over were British High Commissioner Tim Stew, Regional Crime & Security Strategy Co-ordinator and Acting Director of CARICOM IMPACS Callixtus Joseph and Tonya Ayow , as well as Executive and senior members of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

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