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Tanks, fans cool down South Camp inmates

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:08 AM
Eric Hosin (second right), president of Guardian Life Group Jamaica, chats with (from left) Superintendent Baldwin Collins; Rudyard Spencer, state minister in the Ministry of National Security; and Gary Rowe, commissioner of corrections, during a ceremony to hand over water tanks, pumps and fans to the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre on Monday, May 6.
Eric Hosin (second right), president of Guardian Life Group Jamaica, chats with (from left) Superintendent Baldwin Collins; Rudyard Spencer, state minister in the Ministry of National Security; and Gary Rowe, commissioner of corrections, during a ceremony to hand over water tanks, pumps and fans to the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre on Monday, May 6.

Superintendent Joycelyn Roach-Spencer has described as timely and well appreciated Guardian Life’s donation of three water-storage tanks and eight wall fans to the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre on Monday.

The 1,000-gallon (3,785-litre) and two 650-gallon (2,460-litre) tanks were particularly welcome at the all-female institution, where 107 inmates are housed.

“Maintaining hygiene at all times is very important because since the roadworks started next door, we have had some challenges with water in recent times. So these backup tanks will really make a difference and give us some level of comfort,” she told The Gleaner.

The fans, which are to be mounted in work areas, are a cool addition as the summer months approach, Roach-Spencer said.

christopher.serju@gleanerjm.com