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'Prison Officers need anger management programme' – Inmate Roland Allen

Speaking of the benefits of the Partnership for Peace programme that has significantly impacted his life one inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr Roland Allen said that a similar programme should be designed for some of the Prison Officers. Photo: VINO
The inmate said that he is eager to get out as he has about one year left to serve of his five year plus sentence as he looks forward to being with his son, now 11 years old, to ensure he guides him in a direction that should cause him not to follow his previous footsteps. Photo: VINO
The inmate said that he is eager to get out as he has about one year left to serve of his five year plus sentence as he looks forward to being with his son, now 11 years old, to ensure he guides him in a direction that should cause him not to follow his previous footsteps. Photo: VINO
It was the occasion of the graduation ceremony for some 10 male prison inmates who successfully completed a 16 weeks anger management programme executed under Her Majesty’s Prison’s Partnership for Peace programme. Photo: VINO
It was the occasion of the graduation ceremony for some 10 male prison inmates who successfully completed a 16 weeks anger management programme executed under Her Majesty’s Prison’s Partnership for Peace programme. Photo: VINO
BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Speaking of the benefits of the Partnership for Peace programme that has significantly impacted his life one inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr Roland Allen said that a similar programme should be designed for some of the Prison Officers.

“Some of the officers need the classes we just attended, they don’t be rational sometimes,” he said. 

According to the inmate they have come to know what they have to deal with and are trying their best to be as calm as possible.

It was the occasion of the graduation ceremony on August 29, 2014 for some 10 male prison inmates who successfully completed a 16-week anger management programme executed under Her Majesty’s Prison’s Partnership for Peace programme.

“We know what we have to deal with so we try to stay as calm as possible so we can spend as less time as possible in the prison,” he noted.

The inmate said that he is eager to get out as he has about one year left to serve of his five year plus sentence as he looks forward to being with his son, now 11 years old, to ensure he guides him in a direction that should cause him not to follow his previous footsteps.

Prior to entering the programme he felt that he hadn’t an anger problem but it took the Partnership for Peace programme to cause him to realize that his suppressing of his anger emotions by bottling them on the inside was equally dangerous.

“They actually showed me that I was violent because I used to suppress all my anger and when I explode is one big explosion. They taught us to talk about it before it festers,” he said.

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