Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC) inducted its first 20 parole officers on Friday.
Acting Commissioner of Prisons Charles murphy said this is just the beginning of a staffing program that is long overdue.
Murphy told Eyewitness News that as soon as legislation is enacted, a parole system will be established that is expected to allow inmates to be temporarily released upon agreeing to certain conditions.
They will however be monitored by a parole officer, Murphy said.
The program, he said, was designed on the bases of teaching corrections officers about interviewing and understanding techniques and habits.
Thsi article was written by GINELLE LONGLEY, Eyewitness News intern.