Full Dodds investigation

A full-ranging enquiry is to be conducted into the operations of Dodds Prisons.

Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams made the disclosure yesterday during a televised press conference where he also spoke about a similar enquiry at the Government Industrial School.

However, he said the two investigations will be undertaken by two separate panels.

Attorney Philip Pilgrim QC will chair the probe at the prison. He will be assisted by sociologist Dr Lisa Jaggernauth and senior lecturer in the Department of Management Studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Dr Ahkentolove Corbin.

Of the St Philip penal institution, Abrahams said: “We have had some complaints and some concerns about the operations at Dodds. There are issues that have been raised about the recruitment processes, the promotions processes, the treatment of staff. Concerns raised in relation to inmates about the medical care, protection of inmates when they are in transit or attending court or clinic.” (MB)

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