Chicken pen in prison to assist inmates
FOOD for the Poor Inc. in Guyana, South America, has
initiated a poultry project for inmates of the New Amsterdam, Berbice
penitentiary, in collaboration with the Guyana Prison Service
A cheque was recently handed over to director of prisons Dale Erskine for
the construction of a chicken pen, 100 x 30 feet and procurement of 3,000
broilers, feed and medicine.
Although funded by the charitable institution, the venture will be managed
by prison officers and prisoners.
In the initial stage, Leon Davis, executive director of Food for the Poor,
will apparently be responsible for ensuring systems are in place for strict
The enterprise aims to maintain the dietary needs at the jail, as well as
to provide the prisoners with skills that may be of use to them when
By participating poultry rearing at the prison, the inmates will acquire
training in business management too. They will also be receiving incentives each
month that will enhance their financial status and prepare them for a successful
re-entry into society.
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