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Conclusions, Discussion, and Recommendations

General Conclusion

The following tables summarise the findings on prison education in seven Caribbean countries.

Table 1.1. Summary of Prison Education programmes in Category 1 Countries

Barbados

The Bahamas

St. Lucia

Trinidad and Tobago

Pilot programme of core literacy subjects; to include literacy, language, mathematics, and health science.

- The Ken Cook Programme. - The OJT Programme. - The Technical Vocational Centre programmes.

- Extra Mural Scheme, allowing inmates to work outside system. - Counselling and courses in living and parenting skills. - Recreational activities. - Spiritual counselling. - Inmates Cultural Society.

No record of drive or programme.

No record of programmes.

No record of programmes.

- Counselling programmes for drug abusers.

- Call for an aftercare centre. - Implementation of preventive programmes. - Call for a more rigorous health system. - Call for an AIDS/HIV outreach programme for inmates.

A structured in- house programme

- YTEPP, based on agricultural

- Counselling and mediation through

Organised drug rehabilitation

Literacy

Skills

English & Mathematics up to CXC level.

Structured programmes such as Home Economics, Computer Science, Small Business Development, Tailoring, Furniture

Values and Attitudes

Health

- Values orientation course. - Workshops and lectures on values and attitudes.

Drug rehabilitation programmes.

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    Counselling

Making.

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