Media representatives visited Cape Collinson Correctional Institution and Stanley Prison of the Correctional Services Department today (2 March) to understand the daily operation of institutions for adult and young persons in custody.
Accompanied by Assistant Commissioner (Operations) WOO Ying-ming, more than 40 representatives from over 20 media organizations first visited Cape Collinson Correctional Institution for a tour to the classroom, workshop and training restaurant of the institution in order to have a understanding of the education, vocational training and Parent-Inmate Programme (¡u¥]¡vº¡¡u·N¡v) provided to the young persons in custody by the Department. Apart from the monthly visit to the persons in custody, parents would also be invited to participate in various parent-inmate activities and talks in order to strengthen their communication with each other and working hand in hand to take the youngsters on the right track. The representatives then visited the dormitory to have a understanding of the living condition of the persons in custody. Inside the dormitory, there were writing desks and various types of text books and reference books which belonged to the persons in custody for preparation of public examinations. They then watched the foot drill of the scouts in the exercise yard where the persons in custody were trained by the staff to build up their confidence, perseverance and responsibility towards the society through disciplined training.
The representatives then visited Stanley Prison and were briefed by the institutional head, Chief Superintendent CHAN Wai-kin, on the reception procedures of newly admitted persons in custody, visit arrangement, various types of hand-in articles and the operation of Classification and Categorization Board of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. They then proceeded to the Envelope Making (Printing) Workshop to have a understanding of the work assignment and earnings schemes of persons in custody and the arrangement of canteen purchase under which persons in custody can make use of their earnings to make purchase of various items as an incentive. During their tour to the kitchen, the representatives were introduced the diet arrangement of persons in custody by Registered Dietitian, Principal Officer HO Ming-wai. They also visited the institutional hospital and briefed by the Senior Medical Officer KWONG Ngar-ming from Department of Health regarding the facilities and operation of the hospital. They then concluded their tour at the Special Unit to observe the actual operation of the Unit which served to assist the management in maintaining a safe and secure custodial environment for protecting all persons in custody. The relevant review and appeal mechanisms under the prevailing legislations and various complaint channels were also explained to the representatives.
Assistant Commissioner (Operations), Mr Woo Ying-ming, introduces the dormitory of the Cape CollinsonCorrectional Institution during a media visit.
Senior Medical and Health Officer of Department of Health, Dr Kwong Ngar-ming, explains the daily operations of the centre hospital at Stanley Prison.