PRISON RECEIVES THREE COMPUTERS

Prison authorities here are now in a better position to work with the courts and manage their inmates more efficiently following the presentation of three computers today.


Cable and Wireless’ Chief Operating Officer, Jim Pitchford, today handed over the equipment to the Acting Superintendent of Prison, Lieutenant Colonel John Nurse, during a brief ceremony at the institution’s Upton, St. Michael office.


During the ceremony, C & W’s Vice President of Mobile Services, Michael Barrow, said the company was pleased to respond to the Prison’s request for the computers following the disturbance at Glendairy Prison last March 29, which saw property and equipment at the lock-up being destroyed.


Mr. Barrow added that he was “very confident the PCs will go a long way in assisting the prison authorities in the efficient management of the prison”.


Superintendent Nurse thanked C & W for the donation, stating that there were some essential areas that they would have had critical information and equipment which were lost in the fire.


“With this very generous donation, we will be in a position now to restore a lot of our information electronically and be able to retrieve that information quickly. It would help us to work with the courts a lot more efficiently, work with our inmate management a lot more efficiently as well. So, this is a very worthwhile, important gesture,” he said.