The Correctional Services Department has for the first time co-operated with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to produce a radio programme in the studio of a correctional institution.
The radio programme aims at conveying positive messages to inmates, encouraging them to turn over a new leaf and continue their efforts in restarting a meaningful life.
The programme, "Devoted to You", is an RTHK radio programme which calls for community support for offender rehabilitation. Hosts Ms Vivian Yip and Reverend Man Chi-on recorded the programme in Lo Wu Correctional Institution (LWCI) on April 28. In the programme, the Acting Senior Superintendent of LWCI, Ms Tam Pui-ha, told audiences about the institution's operation and services. Two of the institution's inmates were interviewed on their experiences and feelings about their rehabilitation. Encouraging messages from their family members were also broadcast. In the final session, the programme hosts read out notes written by LWCI inmates expressing their introspection and feelings.
Artiste Miss Joyce Cheng was also invited as a guest of the programme to encourage inmates to stay away from crime and treasure the time they would spend with their families.
The programme will be broadcast on RTHK's Radio One from 6.20pm to 8pm on May 8 (Sunday).
Situated on 163, Ho Sheung Heung Road, Sheung Shui, LWCI commenced operation in July 2010 with a capacity of 1 400 penal places for female adult inmates.
Ends/Friday, May 6, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:48
Programme hosts Ms Vivian Yip (right) and Reverend Man Chi-on (third right) interview two inmates. Artiste Miss Joyce Cheng (second right) encouraged them to stay away from crime.