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P-ARI Foundation supports Jeshwang Prison with food, sanitary items

May 4, 2020, 1:48 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

P-ARI Foundation, a self-funded intervention founded in 1976 with its primary intervention in Africa has supported Jeshwang prison with 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of 10kg of sugar and four hand washing buckets.

The foundation which has been operating in The Gambia since 2010 also operates in South East Asia and the Caribbean.

Ambassador Kenneth D. Jackson, chief executive officer of P-ARI Foundation explained that the prison system is usually over looked and forgotten which was why they decided to assist them.

He said prisons are rehabilitation centers that require certain elements for effective rehabilitation, saying the first of such elements is food.  He added that the Jeshwang prison is constrained, expressing the Foundation’s readiness to support them to ensure the effective rehabilitation process of inmates and to ensure that they have skills that they and the society can rely on after their jail terms to prevent them returning to prison.

He commended prison officers for their continuous commitment to work and encouraged inmates to take advantage of their time in prison to develop themselves so that when they get out they do not return to prison but make positive contribution to society.    

Modou Jarju, deputy director general 2 of The Gambia Prison Service hailed the Foundation for their assistance especially with their feeding knowing that government cannot do it all alone.

Mr Jarju, Commanding Officer of the Jeshwang Prison thanked the Foundation for their foresight, saying the food items will go a long way in maintaining a peaceful environment at the prison as a hungry person is an angry person.

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