PNG Correctional service

CS health workers undergo training

Facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the training has been prepared according to the assessment conducted at workplaces on the performances of health workers during their duties.

It has been identified that many of the procedure and practices conducted by health workers in prison do not meet health standards and the PNG Correctional Service is fortunate to have a detention doctor from ICRC facilitate a training on detainee in detention treatment and care.

CS remembers fallen members

The 17th of February is commemorated each year by the Correctional service to pay respects of the first ever CS casualties recorded during the Bougainville crisis in the 1990’s.

“This brings us to 28 years since then. It gives me great sadness as I stand before you all to commemorate this day with the legacy of those who had gone ahead,” Waipo expressed.

Waipo said the Remembrance Day is not only for those who were killed, but also those who died pushing to better improve the institution.

Waipo issues instructions on Ban of LOA

In a statement released by Correctional Service Commissioner, Michael Waipo stated that failure to monitor and supervise detainees on LOAs falls on the Commanding Officers, Manager Operations, and Duty Officers.

Waipo issued the following Instructions to effect the Prime Minister's decisions for Commanding Officers to;

1.            Stop issuing LOAs to any detainee;

2.            Compile reports on all LOAs issued last year;

3.            Detainees on medical LOA must be returned to CS institutions;

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