Minimum Security UnitInmates and several members ofthe Correctional Service community received gifts overthe weekend from Christ Lovers Prison Ministry.
The contribution ofthe reading materials is part of CS partnership with faith-based organizations to rehabilitate inmates.
The bibles and magazines were sent fromthe Kenneth Copeland Ministriesinthe United States.
Paul Andrew of Christ Lovers Prison Ministry said it is important for an inmate to have resources that will help changetheir mindsetoand preparethem to jointhe community after servingtheir time.
Pastor David Kondo, a former inmate also shared his testimony of how he changed his life, and his work in rehabilitating prisoners throughthe word of God.
The Correctional Services works in partnership with faith-based organizations as well as government institutions to rehabilitate prisoners.
To give some young inmates a second chance at education,the CS currently has fourteen ofthe low-risk inmates attending various education institutions in Port Moresby. Amongthese, four are attending vocational schools, while anther four are in various colleges.
The program is only a pilot program. Chief Superintendent Ito hopes for positive results fromthe students’atthe end ofthe year.
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