CNMI looks to job training for prison inmates

8:29 am on 19 October 2015

The Northern Marianas is looking at enrolling soon-to-be-released inmates in vocational training programmes to ease their return to society.

The Department of Correction's commissioner, Robert Guerrero said they are discussing the viability of a such a move with the Northern Marianas Technical Institute.

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Under the programme, which would be on a volunteer basis, inmates set for release will be given three month long job placements, working six days a week.

In the jobs they will be supervised by corrections officers, with any infractions ending the placements.

The Department wants to stop recidivism, as many former inmates return to a life of crime because they cannot find work on release.