Acting Superintendent of the Dominica State Prison, Kenrick Jean-Jacques announced that eight inmates at the Dominica State Prison will sit the 2019 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations.
Mr. Jean – Jacques made this announcement at a recent press conference organized by the Ministry for Justice, Immigration and National Security.
“We have eight students who will write the English Language and Principles of Business. Last year we did only English Language but this year we are doing two subjects,” Jean Jacques stated.
“Our mandate is to assist the inmates when they leave our facility to be more productive and useful citizens and we take that very seriously in terms of our rehabilitation programs,” Jean-Jacques said.
According to Jean-Jacques, in the interest of rehabilitating the inmates there are a number of programs in place. They include: wood work training; sewing; and craft among others.
Jean Jacques said currently there is a prison population of 193 males and 1 female.
In 2017 fourteen male prison inmates at the Dominica State Prison sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination in English A.