PREO to Open First Transit Home for Ex-Inmates in Lusaka

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In a move aimed at providing support for ex-inmates, the Prisoner Reintegration and Empowerment Organization (PREO) has announced that it will be opening the first transit home for ex-inmates in Lusaka, Zambia. The center is set to launch in May 2023 and is part of PREO’s mission to help reduce the burden that ex-inmates face when they are released from Correctional facilities.

The transit home will serve as a temporary residence for pardoned inmates who would otherwise have nowhere to go after their release. It is not uncommon for ex-inmates to spend nights at bus stations, particularly at intercity bus termini in Lusaka, while they figure out their next steps. This can lead to various challenges, including becoming street kids, a problem that the transit home aims to address.

In addition to providing temporary accommodation for ex-inmates, the center will also offer refuge to those who have been rejected by their families upon their release from prison. This is a problem that PREO has noted as a major challenge for ex-inmates, and the center is intended to provide a safe haven for such individuals. The center will also offer a platform for families and ex-inmates to reconcile and work towards living in harmony with each other as they are reintegrated into their communities.

According to PREO’s Executive Director, Derrick Malumo, the center is currently under a pilot project that will run for two years. The aim of the pilot project is to assess the center’s performance and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it is meeting the needs of the individuals it is intended to serve. If the pilot project is successful, the services provided by the center will be extended to other provinces in Zambia.

The center will be staffed by trained professionals who are experienced in working with ex-inmates. They will provide support, guidance, and counseling to help ex-inmates adjust to life outside of prison. The center will also work closely with other organizations and stakeholders to ensure that it is providing the best possible services to those in need.

In light of this new development, PREO is calling on both the government and other stakeholders to provide support in any way they can to help ensure that the center is able to provide the best possible services for those in need. The organization recognizes that it cannot do this alone and is looking forward to working with others to make a positive impact in the lives of ex-inmates.

In conclusion, the opening of the first transit home for ex-inmates is a significant step towards providing much-needed support for those who have been released from prison. It is a clear demonstration of PREO’s commitment to helping ex-inmates reintegrate into their communities and lead fulfilling lives. As the pilot project gets underway, there is hope that the center will be successful in its mission and that its services will be extended to other parts of Zambia.

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  1. WHY ESTABLISH SECOND LEVEL CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN AS IS IN RUSSIA ? OR DO YOU JUST WANT TO ATTRACT DONORS AND RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR PARTY AND PERSONAL GAIN ? IF YOU ARE A GENUINE POTENTIAL HELPER , DONATE NECESSARY TRAINING EQUIPMENT TO THE CORRECTIONAL CENTRES. IF YOU ESTABLISH YOUR SO CALLED TRANSIT CENTRES YOU SHALL CREATE AND INCREASE THREE NEGATIVE ASPECTS ; 1, THE RELEASED PRISONERS WILL NOW BE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, 2, SOME MEMERS IN THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES WILL FEEL INSECURE ,3 YOU CAUSE FURTHER DELAYS FOR THEM TO MEET THEIR LOVED SPAUCES, CHILDREN ,RELATIVES AND FRIENDS , MISSED FO A LONG TIME

  2. WHY ESTABLISH SECOND LEVEL CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN ZAMBIA AS IT IS IN RUSSIA ? OR DO YOU JUST WANT TO ATTRACT DONORS AND RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR PARTY AND PERSONAL GAIN ? IF YOU ARE A GENUINE POTENTIAL HELPER , DONATE NECESSARY TRAINING EQUIPMENT TO THE CORRECTIONAL CENTRES. IF YOU ESTABLISH YOUR SO CALLED TRANSIT CENTRES YOU SHALL CREATE AND INCREASE THREE NEGATIVE ASPECTS ; 1, THE RELEASED PRISONERS WILL NOW BE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, AND INCREASE STIGMATIZATION 2, SOME MEMERS IN THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES WILL FEEL INSECURE SINC THEY HAVE TO BE ALLOWED TO MOVE FREELY AFTER THEIR LEGAL RELEASE ,3 YOU WILL CAUSE FURTHER DELAYS FOR THEM TO MEET THEIR LOVED SPAUCES, CHILDREN ,R

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