The Child Justice Section (CJS) of the Ministry of Justice in partnership with UNICEF-Liberia has formally launched a Prison Ebola Response project and donated several anti-Ebola items to four prisons across the country.
According to CJS, this is part of collective effort to reach zero-infection of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has taken more lives in the country than other affected nations.
Some of the anti-Ebola items include hand-washing drums, Clorox, soap, and disinfectant.
Others were recreational materials, such as checkers and ludos, to be used during prisoners’ leisure hours.
According to the CJS Acting Coordinator, Alben Greaves, the donations were made to the Monrovia Central Prison, Bassa, Margibi and Bong Prisons.
“The Child Justice Section, in coming days, will also make donations to prisons in Lofa and Nimba counties,” Greaves said. The value for the donations to the six counties is US$14,550.
It can be recalled that the Acting Deputy Justice Minister for Administration and Public Safety, Atty. Tony Sonkarly recently launched the Prison Ebola Response initiative.
The Deputy Minister encouraged correction officers to continue to use preventative measures in the fight again Ebola. He urged them to also continue to educate inmates about the dangers of the virus.