THE EDITOR, Sir:
The article written by Livern Barrett and published in The Gleaner on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, titled 'Correctional officers to face the music for Christmas party', raises concerns.
I have not seen any letters in The Gleaner since, any writer asking questions. Nothing in The Gleaner editorial either.
What is very interesting is the story did not leak out because of systems in place at the correctional centre to catch wrongdoers. No one knows how many years these parties have been going on for. I would not be surprised if it were an annual event. Prisoners have birthdays. How many birthday parties are kept there?
Another interesting part of this story is that correctional officers will be disciplined, or even fired. My question is, what about the man in charge? Surely, the man in charge has to be off the job, pending investigations. How can he be talking about what he is planning to do and actually be part of the investigations?
One would think that inmates having a Christmas party in prison would be an impossible feat to accomplish. These prisoners did it and almost got away with it, had it not been for an information leak. The man in charge knew nothing, yet he is still on the job and talking as if he has no questions to answer.