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Food For The Poor secures release of 21 prisoners for Easter

Published:Sunday | April 20, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Twenty one persons were released from prisons and police stations across the island in time to be with their families for the Easter holidays.

This was made possible through an annual initiative by the local charity, Food for the Poor Jamaica.

The prisoners were released on Wednesday after Food for the Poor paid off their outstanding fines.

Most of those released are considered non-violent offenders who were serving time for misdemeanour offences such as traffic violations and praedial larceny.

Administrator of Food for the Poor’s prison ministry, Sandra Ramsey, admonished those selected for early release to show their gratitude by not returning and to control their temper and seek to resolve their difference without fighting.

Every year during the Easter and Christmas holidays Food for the Poor, through its prison ministry, pays the fine for selected persons throughout the Caribbean who are serving time for non-violent offences.


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