Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Dr Marc Thomas in discussion with manager of rehabilitation at the Tamarind Farm Correctional Centre, Theresa Peat Shand, during a recent visit to one of the chicken facilities at the St Catherine-based centre.
THE DCS has realised savings of more than $100 million on food purchase, with the institution attaining self-sufficiency in several agricultural items as a result of its rehabilitation programme.
During the current financial year, inmates in the correctional system have produced more than 250,000 pounds of chicken, 252 million eggs, and several thousand pounds in other items, on 17 acres of land. Another seven acres are to be put into production soon.
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