Vocational Skills Program, Other Services for Prisoners Soon
Prison Fellowship Liberia (PFL) is expected to launch a major prison project in the Country. The project seeks to provide basic skills for inmates in ten of Liberia’s fifteen counties.
Prison Fellowship Liberia is also dedicated to providing healing for prisoners throughout the country. With the help of volunteers, education and restorative justice programs, mentoring, and legal assistance are available to inmates.
In addition, PF Liberia is committed to seeking the release of pre-trial detainees in Liberia through its mediation programme run in partnership with the East-West Management Institute.
Speaking in an interview with The Monrovia Times on Tuesday, October 24, 2018, the Prison Fellowship Liberia Country Director, Francis Kollie, said the project will teach inmates how to make perfume soap, tailoring amongst others.
Mr. Kollie added that many of those leaving prisons in Liberia have no vocational skills and as such when they are re-integrated into society, many of them return to their same bad attitudes.
The Prison Fellowship Liberia (PFL) Country Director who emphasized on female inmates stressed that his institution wants more attention given to women who come in conflict with the law.
He added that they offer a free legal program where women are given an opportunity to be represented by lawyers from police to the court.
According to our Bong Correspondent, Mr. Kollie said the Gbarnga Central Prison has been earmarked as one of the beneficiaries of the program.
In an exclusive interview with The Monrovia Times on 24 October in the County, Prison Fellowship Liberia (PFL) Country Director also disclosed that this week, the program will be launched Gbarnga, Bong County.
Mr. Kollie praised the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), and the United Nations Women for their support that has enabled his institution to make the intervention in the country’s justice system.