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‘Trained inmates have newfound respect for women’ – Ms Lorolie Conner

-10 participants have also become 'brothers'
Ten inmates of Her Majesty's Prison Balsum Ghut, Tortola, VI graduated from the Partnership for Peace programme today August 29, 2014. Photo: VINO
“From my focus discussion I went home reflecting on some of the things that they said to us and they got real with us in those sessions,” said Coordinator, Office of Gender Affairs Ms Lorolie Conner at the closing ceremony earlier today August 29, 2014. Photo: VINO
“From my focus discussion I went home reflecting on some of the things that they said to us and they got real with us in those sessions,” said Coordinator, Office of Gender Affairs Ms Lorolie Conner at the closing ceremony earlier today August 29, 2014. Photo: VINO
Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prisons, Mr David Foot at the closing ceremony underscored his respect for the inmates who completed the training. Photo: VINO
Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prisons, Mr David Foot at the closing ceremony underscored his respect for the inmates who completed the training. Photo: VINO
Some of the other objectives of the programme were to help participants stop violence in their lives, to help them realize that violence is a choice, to encourage them to evaluate where their violent behaviour originated. Photo: VINO
Some of the other objectives of the programme were to help participants stop violence in their lives, to help them realize that violence is a choice, to encourage them to evaluate where their violent behaviour originated. Photo: VINO
They were taught the skills for addressing conflicts and responding to stress among others. Photo: VINO
They were taught the skills for addressing conflicts and responding to stress among others. Photo: VINO
An inmate receiving his certificate from Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn. Photo: VINO
An inmate receiving his certificate from Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn. Photo: VINO
Her Majesty's Prison's inmates proudly hold their certificate as testimony of completing anger management programme the the Prison's Partnership for peace programme. Photo: VINO
Her Majesty's Prison's inmates proudly hold their certificate as testimony of completing anger management programme the the Prison's Partnership for peace programme. Photo: VINO
“The men were especially touched that their behavior impact their children and they put those two together in these sessions and it was an amazing thing to see them now saying to themselves I don’t want my children’s lives to be what my life was,” said Ms Conner. Photo: VINO
“The men were especially touched that their behavior impact their children and they put those two together in these sessions and it was an amazing thing to see them now saying to themselves I don’t want my children’s lives to be what my life was,” said Ms Conner. Photo: VINO
“You have my respect for what you have done and what you have achieved and I hope it take you forward,” said Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison Mr David Foot. Photo: VINO
“You have my respect for what you have done and what you have achieved and I hope it take you forward,” said Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison Mr David Foot. Photo: VINO
Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn was also on the ground to congratulate and further challenge the inmates to use what they have learnt and the time behind bars to make them better citizens whenever they return to open society. Photo: VINO
Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn was also on the ground to congratulate and further challenge the inmates to use what they have learnt and the time behind bars to make them better citizens whenever they return to open society. Photo: VINO
Another proud graduate of the programme. Photo: VINO
Another proud graduate of the programme. Photo: VINO
BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Today August 29, 2014 ten inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison received their certificates for successfully completing the anger management programme of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and as a result they have earned newfound respect for women.

“Ladies and gentlemen the ten men who went through this programme met the ten goals. From my focus discussion I went home reflecting on some of the things that they said to us and they got real with us in those sessions,” said Coordinator, Office of Gender Affairs Ms Lorolie Conner at the closing ceremony earlier today.

Some of the other objectives of the programme were to help participants stop violence in their lives, to help them realize that violence is a choice, to encourage them to evaluate where their violent behaviour originated. The latter was said to have been one of the most emotional sessions as the participants had to go through the process of internalizing.

“They had to dig deep and figure out where some of the concepts and behaviours were coming from,” said Ms Conner.

She also said that they focus on the cost of violence to themselves, partners, children and society in general.

“The men were especially touched that their behavior impact their children and they put those two together in these sessions and it was an amazing thing to see them now saying to themselves I don’t want my children’s lives to be what my life was,” said Ms Conner.

They were taught the skills for addressing conflicts and responding to stress among others. “One of the points they brought out last night is ‘we have a new respect for women’…. Last night they called themselves brothers because of the things they shared throughout the sixteen weeks,” she also stated.

Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr David Foot at the closing ceremony underscored his respect for the inmates who completed the training. “You have my respect for what you have done and what you have achieved and I hope it take you forward,” he said while with fingers crossed he said that the Parole Act which should be in place by the end of this year will come in handy should they put what was taught into action.

Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn was also on the ground to congratulate and further challenge the inmates to use what they have learnt and the time behind bars to make them better citizens whenever they return to open society.

8 Responses to “‘Trained inmates have newfound respect for women’ – Ms Lorolie Conner”

  • LOL (29/08/2014, 15:45) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Look at the photo minister mehson
    • ox (30/08/2014, 00:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Dem like to be seen that time dem aint doing a thing for the little ppl
  • a bvislander (29/08/2014, 15:55) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    The pride you see in each and every man, says it all...Looking straight at the camera (almost all), giving a smile and being strong with themselves...Each and every one is starting on the track of being welcomed back into the community..good work all...
  • Real Deal (29/08/2014, 19:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Newfound respect for women is a great accomplishment. A woman is your mother weather she be dead or alive, once she has trained you up in the right way we all learn right from wrong and an understanding that we all should in some way or another creep before we walk, make meaningful decisions and choices.
  • Draft master (30/08/2014, 00:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check out my Boi vincy. "Yuh have to have card" inside joke.
  • xxxxxxxx (30/08/2014, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope no one forgets next elections who fired Mr. Forbes for Mr. Foot
  • 16 year old I played by the rules (30/08/2014, 12:17) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    we who out that not getting this type of attention and support it seems like under the NDP crime pays


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