Prison Official says pardoned convicts no threat to society

Prison official, Chris Felix, has declared that five convicts who were pardoned by the Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy and released back into the society are “safe”.

“Our first concern in this organization is the safety of the nation and the public,” the Assistant Director of Operations at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) said.

He explained that the five men who were released went through a process of rehabilitation.

“Rehabilitation is key in this institution and we are very confident that these individuals will be safe on the outside,” Felix asserted.

Stephen Mongroo, Ambrose Lawrence, Martin Samson, Luke James and Kenon Frederick were serving time for various offences including murder, drug possession and grievous harm.

They had together spent a total of about forty-five years in prison.

“We take into consideration their behaviour and the recommendations made by the Mercy Committee,” Prison Official, Chris Felix told the Times.

He said the prisoners were not sure when they would be released.

Felix admitted that monitoring the pardoned convicts would be a challenge.

However he said since the men have been pardoned and had gone through a process of rehabilitation, prison officials are confident that it is safe for the prisoners to be outside.

“I see no need for them to be monitored,” Felix stated.

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