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Department of Correctional Services to get more vehicles

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 2:13 AM

The Department of Correctional Services has received $202 million to purchase vehicles and improve adult institutions in the next fiscal year.

Of the figure, $180 million will go towards renovation and rehabilitation at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston, while the remainder will be used to purchase vehicles for the department.

This is outlined in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives.

The vehicles that will be purchased include: one ambulance, one pickup truck and one panel van. The vehicles are to be used for the transportation of goods and personnel.

The department has three core functional areas, including custodial services (adults and juveniles); rehabilitation; human resource management; and community services.

- JIS