Moneague Police Station to upgrade cells for juveniles

Published: Friday | June 14, 2013 Comments 0

THE MINISTRY of Transport, Works and Housing has said seven cells will be upgraded and/or constructed at the Moneague Police Station in St Ann, to house juveniles.

According to communication specialist in the ministry, David W. Brown, tentative forecasts indicate that the project, upon completion, will consist of three male cells, three female cells and one isolation cell.

The response from the ministry came after the publication of a Gleaner article which carried information obtained from the police that 15 additional cells would be constructed at Moneague to house juveniles.

seven, not 15

But according to Brown, "there were never plans for that scope of work".

Currently, there are three cells at the facility which are used to house boys before they are brought to court.

MORE upgrades coming

The upgrade at Moneague forms part of the Government's drive to improve the conditions under which juveniles are incarcerated, with the focus being on upgrading three facilities initially. The other two are in Nain, St Elizabeth and Four Paths, Clarendon.

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