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PS Visit Nakuru women Prison

PS CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICIAL VISIT TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES IN NAKURU COUNTY

By Martha Munyambu

In a bid to gain firsthand insights into the operations and conditions of the Correctional facilities in Nakuru County the Principal Secretary for Correctional Services, Dr. Salome M. Beacco had an official visit to the Correctional facilities in Nakuru County.

The visit aimed at accessing the State of the Institutions and the challenges and exploring the areas of improvement within the Correctional facilities.

The visit commenced at Nakuru Main Prison, where the PS addressed both the officers and inmates. During her address to the inmates at Nakuru Main Prison, the PS highlighted the need to digitize healthcare in the institution and fast-track cases to be finalized, among other issues.

The PS urged the inmates to uphold high levels of discipline and take advantage of Vocational training offered in the institution to equip themselves with skills that will be beneficial to them upon completion of their sentences. The PS further assured the inmates of the State Department's commitment to their welfare.

In efforts to enhance the rehabilitation programs, the PS emphasized the department's focus on equipping the inmates with necessary skills rehabilitation, and reintegration aimed at equipping the inmates with the necessary skills, and to achieve this, the State Department is working towards modernizing the prison industries.

Addressing the officers the PS acknowledged the dedication of the prison and Probation officers, and she highlighted the challenging nature of their work. She further urged the officers to prioritize mental health and well-being to enhance service delivery. Additionally, the PS encouraged the officers to seek counseling and therapy services in case they feel all is not right.

Finally, the PS assured the officers of her unwavering support and her commitment to their welfare.

 

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