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Timehri Prison inmates harvest second batch of Tilapia

Staff and inmates of the Timehri Prison harvest its second batch of Red Tilapia on Monday last.

Officer-in-charge of the location, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons Amias Benjamin, said while the project forms part of the efforts by the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) to boost its self-sustaining food supply programme, it will also enhance the rehabilitation efforts accessible to the inmates.

“While the venture would also provide a great source of protein that would complement and enhance inmates’ diet, it would allow the inmates to be trained in aquaculture in addition to the other programmes offered to the prisoners,” Benjamin said.

The GPS embarked on an aquaculture initiative with the rearing of Red Tilapia at its Timehri prison location last year. It is a pilot project of the prison module, spearheaded by the Satyadeo Sawh Aquaculture Station.

Meanwhile, Director of Prison, Nicklon Elliot, said the project clearly demonstrates that the GPS is extending its rehabilitation programmes and finding ways to help prisoners develop their existing or discover their skills and talents.

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