The newly appointed Ag. Director General of Sierra Leone Correctional Services, Colonel Sheikh Sulaiman Massaquoi, embarked on a comprehensive inspection and tour of Correctional Centres in the South and East Regions of the country, a proactive move aimed at enhancing the welfare and rehabilitation programs for inmates.

Colonel Massaquoi, who recently assumed the position of new Ag. The Director General expressed his commitment to ensuring a humane and constructive environment within the nation’s correctional facilities. Accompanied by a team of officials, he began the tour by visiting the South Region’s Correctional Centres, where he engaged with prison staff, inmates, and administrators.

During his visits, Colonel Massaquoi interacted with inmates, listening to their concerns and understanding the challenges they faced. He emphasized the importance of rehabilitation and skill development programs to facilitate the reintegration of offenders into society upon their release. Newly appointed Ag. The Director General also inspected the facilities’ living conditions, healthcare services, and vocational training programs.

In the East Region, Colonel Massaquoi continued his tour, focusing on the implementation of development initiatives within the correctional centers’ vocational training and related skill development programs. The goal is to equip inmates with practical skills that can enhance their employability prospects and contribute positively to society upon release.

During a press briefing, Colonel Massaquoi stated, “Our approach to corrections must be multifaceted, addressing not only security concerns but also focusing on rehabilitation and preparing inmates for a successful reintegration into society.

The inspection tour underscored the newly appointed Ag. Director General’s dedication to fostering positive change within the correctional system. It is anticipated that the insights gathered during these visits will inform policy decisions aimed at enhancing the overall well-being and prospects of inmates in the country’s correctional centers.

This initiative reflects the government’s commitment to a progressive and compassionate approach to criminal justice, focusing on rehabilitation, education, and skill development as key pillars of effective corrections management. As Colonel Massaquoi continues his tenure, further transformative measures are anticipated to strengthen the nation’s correctional system and contribute to the social and economic development of the country.