Transforming Inmates And Reintegrating Them The Society
Latest from the Governor:
The Correctional Service finds itself at the tail end of the criminal Justice Chain: This involves all the activities and actors dealing with policing, prosecution (Police), Judgement (Judiciary) and sanctions (Corrections). Because of the paradigm shift in penal administration in Sierra Leone; moving from Prisons to Corrections, the role of the correctional service should not be limited to imposing the sanctions prescribed by the courts but by designing
and implementing treatment programmes for inmates which, at the end of their terms in the correctional centres, communities would be expecting persons that have been reformed, rehabilitated and ready to conform to the norms of society as they reintegrate.
DG Joseph Lamboi
Key donor partner of the Sierra Leone Correctional Service- the United Nations Development Programme has acknowledged that the SLCS "has moved mountains with support provided under the US/INL project... and the agreed 'From Prisons to Corrections' project objectives".
The ‘Prisons to Corrections’ focal person of UNDP SL - Louise Aaen acknowledged this, after four years of partnership with the SLCS, during which the SLCS has made significant strides towards the implementation of the dictates of standard offender management principles. Louise pointed out that the SLCS has improved in files management, separation of categories, access to clean water and sanitation, and improvement in inmates’ diet.