Justice and Public Safety
May 9, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety:

Minister Parsons Recognizes Corrections Week

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize May 7 to 13 as Corrections Week and acknowledge the exceptional correctional staff in the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Throughout this province, the dedicated members of our correctional staff have contributed to the well-being and safety of our communities. 

Mr. Speaker, over the past year, I have had the opportunity to observe the significant effort of those working in the field of corrections to maintain safe and secure correctional facilities for the benefit of inmates, staff, visitors and members of the public. It has been a pleasure to witness the positive approach they bring to their work, particularly given the demanding nature of the job.

Corrections staff make every effort to ensure that inmates have the training, tools and programs required to integrate successfully back into society and to become contributing citizens. I have great confidence in the professional and hard-working staff we have at our correctional facilities.

In addition to their work, correctional staff are integral members of their communities. They give time and effort to several fundraisers and participate in events that support non-profit organizations.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all Honourable members to join me in thanking our correctional staff for their service and contribution to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you.


2017 05 09                                                    1:55 p.m.