The Government has set aside $9 million for the repair and upkeep of two of the country’s major adult correctional institutions.
The allocation has been made in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure.
Some $4.5 million will be used to repair cells and fund other maintenance services at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston.
The other $4.5 million will be used to carrying out general repairs to the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town.
The National Security ministry will implement the projects.