Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017. 2:29 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Belmopan police took 29 children between the ages of 8 and 17 to visit the Kolbe foundation.
According to Officer Commanding Belmopan Police, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, one of main reasons for the visit was to allow the kids to gain a first hand experience of what life inside a prison is like.
“ Very few people get the opportunity to experience prison life until they are sent there for committing offenses. The testimonies from the inmates was the core of the visit. This visit we hope will open their minds in a positive way and reduce the number of first time offenders,” Gillett stated.
The visit is meant to have a profound effect on the children and discourage them from becoming involved in illegal and illicit activity.
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