GCC Inmates Week underway
As part of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries’ efforts in the field of human rights, and as they strive to boost civil society’s role in protecting inmates’ families, the unified GCC Inmates Week began yesterday under the patronage of Interior Ministry’s Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Correctional Institutions Affairs Major General Majid Al-Majid.
Majid said the week’s activities reflect the volume of care that inmates at correctional institutions receive in GCC countries while serving their sentences. He said the week’s slogan ‘Together We Achieve Reform’ reflects rehab activities and programs presented to inmates in GCC countries. He added that Kuwait’s Interior Ministry pays great attention to this week, as it joins Gulf interior ministries in related fields. According to him, one of the most notable goals of this activity is reforming inmates through rehab, education and psychiatric programs, and help them reintegrate back into the society to become active elements in serving the country. Another goals is to present the inmate’s role and his efforts while in prison, and utilize his experience and profession in the society to be able to provide for his family and meet its needs, he added. Majid said that the qualitative shift in inmates’ services is an evidence that reform became an alternative method for punishment.
Meanwhile, Acting Director General of Reform Institutions Brig Adel Al-Ibrahim said GCC countries are proud of the services that aim to reform and rehabilitate, which gained praise from various authorities and human rights organizations. He said that the GCC reform experience became an evidence of the quality of care as international participations proved, and set an example to be followed by international organizations.
In other news, Kuwait Municipality’s Public Relations announced that Mubarak Al-Kabeer branch removed 3,657 loads of leftovers and collected KD 8,238 in fees. In the meantime, Director of Public Cleanliness and Road Occupancy Department at the municipality Milfi Al-Hawali said that his department removed 307 abandoned vehicles and issued 37 citations that included seven against roaming vendors.