Information Officer II
The officers of Her Majesty’s Prison are now sporting new uniforms; some of which were produced courtesy of the prison’s tailor shop.
Superintendent of Prison, Mr. David Foot explained that the uniforms are also a cost saving initiative for the institution, with the new outfits resulting in 20-percent savings for the uniform budget.
This he said was partially due to assistance provided by the prison’s tailor shop with sewing the uniform pants, in addition to sourcing good but affordable materials. Mr. Foot also noted that the new uniforms do not have the heavy metal buttons as did the previous ones, which also contributed to savings.
The superintendent also described the new uniforms as an improvement to the prison officers’ image, comfort and identity.
He said, “The uniforms are made from a lighter material which keeps officers cooler. They are also more attractive and actually identify where the officers are working, thanks to the branded embroidery on their shoulders.”
In addition to the new look for personnel, HM Prison is getting a facelift. The Ministry of Education and Culture signed contracts in July to have the roofing for numerous buildings at the facility replaced and work should be finished within the next few weeks.
Her Majesty’s Prison is dedicated to serving the Virgin Islands Community by providing a safe, secure, humane and effective prison system with opportunities for rehabilitation, personal development, reintegration and community engagement to reduce re-offending.