Tower Street Meeting MInutes May 19, 2008

Executive meeting minutes
May 19, 2008
AT TOWER STREET ADULT
CORRETTIONAL CENTRE SET CHAT ROOM
2-4 TOWER STREET KINGSTON

AGENDA
MEETING CALL TO ORDER
PRAYER
INTRODUCTION
OPENING COMMENTS
APOLOGIES
READING OF LAST MINUTES
AMENDMENTS
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION…………
a. BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
b. PGI PRESENTATION
c. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK’
d. VOCABULARY WORD
DISCUSSION TOPIC
Featured by Aunty Caleen
GOVERNOR’S PRESENTATION
ADJOURNMENT

Introduction:

It was noted that the lab received four (4) other upgraded computers donated by Gov. Wallen. Who in his opening remarks asked if there has been any dialogue regarding Dir. Walker or if there were any other development concerning the issue of differences between group members?
Apologies: Secretary Taylor apologized for the late start of meeting.
Topics for discussion: Gov. Wallen shared info from Head office, he informed the group that any member of the group found with any form of contraband would be sanctioned they would not be treated differently from the rest of the prison population. Acting Corporal English made a confirmed comment regarding that topic.

We had a debated discussion surrounding that issue as individual members took turns to comment on the topic. Members made suggestions and the group endorsed the ideas but was informed by the Gov. that those ideas would not be accepted by Head Office. Gov. Wallen made it clear that we should get to a space in order to command the attention of Authorities. He said he wanted to see the group improve on what we do at the Radio Station, Computer Room, Studio and other area as our actions were constantly monitored by Head Office. Authorities have taken a “0” tolerance approach towards their rules and regulation here. At that point Aunty Caleen made her assessment and said we would have to make a decision regarding the disciplinary actions that would be handed down if members were found to be in breach of the Regulations here in the prison.

Dir. Paulwell commented on the English classes and the importance of it, Gov.Wallen agreed with what was expressed concerning that issue because the grammatical flaws were being heard by the people who listen to the radio. Gov. Wallen also mentioned that an E-mail address could be arranged so listeners would be able to make their request and comments, this would help us in endeavors to improve and we would also get a feel of what society is saying. Gov. Wallen stated that whatever it is, we should put it on the paper and that all the people with portfolios should prepare plans to proceed forward and that the plans should be presented at the next meeting on the next SET chat for discussion. Deputy Dir. Clarke asked about the uniforms he was given an explanation on the matter. Governor Wallen in his closing remarks stated that we will be getting a visit from Professor Nessom from Hartford. An executive meeting was then set for next Monday May 19, 2008 at 11:30am. Meeting was then adjourned by V/P Davis and second by Engineer Barrett.

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