Assistance Justice Minister for Corrections Eddie Tarawali has promised to replicate inter prison leagues at various prisons in the Country. Following a match between corrections officers and convicts during the weekend, Mr. Tarawali told reporters that it was important to have these kinds of activities with prisoners to reduce their stress levels.
According to him, those social dropouts need activities that will make them feel part of society despite their action which led them into imprisonment. He observes that “if you visit our prisons, 75 to 80 % of our inmates are young people” and so as a leader, you need to be very innovative by reducing the psychological stress they face.
“That is why we saw it important to organize these kinds of leagues,” he adds.Prisoners and corrections officers faced each other over the weekend in a match that ended without any goal from either sides.
Some of the prisoners who played in the match said it was one of the best things that ever happened to them since they were imprisoned at the Monrovia Central Prison (South Beach).
Junior Roberts, a convict who shined during the game said, “I tried my possible best to defeat the correction officers, but it was not easy”.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley