Correctional Service grounded in terms of mobility

Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) has reiterated their plea for government to support them with mobility during their presentation of the 2020 Budget. The Service is having acute constraints in providing mobility for staff and inmates. Presenting on behalf of the Service the Director General Joseph Lamboi said that a procurement process for vehicle was done in 2017 but as he speaks the initial 30% is yet to be provided to the supplier. “Most of our security vehicles are very old and therefore uneconomical to run. I am appealing that serious consideration be granted to this issue as the department will soon be grounded in terms of mobility in conveying inmates to Courts, hospital and other Correctional centres” he said. He went further to state that there has been an increase in the available bed space or accommodation capacity from 1,739 to 2,149. As a result of the shortage an additional bed space at Waterloo has been provided for 100 male and 10 female inmates and was recently put into use on the 1st October 2019 and it also host a Pre-trial Detention and Simulation centre. The reconstruction of two blocks at Mafanta that can house 300 inmates is also underway.

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