Casablanca: HM The King Inaugurates Pavilion For Female Inmates, Their Infant Children In Oukacha Prison
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, inaugurated, Saturday in the Oukacha prison in Casablanca, of the "Mothers Home", a pavilion for female prison inmates and their infant children.
The facility, which is dedicated to protect the privacy of female prisons inmates and their accompanying infant children who accompany them in prison, reflects the Royal care which surrounds incarcerated individuals and ensure their reintegration in society and avoid recidivism among this social group.
This 4.7- million dirham project is falls within the royal speech at the opening of the judicial year on January 29, 2003 in Agadir, in which the Sovereign said the "special care for social issues , in the field of justice would not be complete without ensuring inmates' dignity, which, should not be denied because of imprisonment.
With a hosting capacity of 24 people with children, the Mothers Home project, carried out by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Prisoners Reintegration in partnership with the General Delegation of Corrections and Rehabilitation offers its residents all the conditions for a decent life. It has, in fact, 12 rooms, a nursery, a recreation area, a playground, a gym, and a center for vocational training.
Support is provided for children through schooling in addition to health care offered by a medical staff specializing in gynecology and pediatrics.
The Training Centre is available to inmates by the Office of Vocational Training and Job Promotion (OFPPT) which provides training in the fields of baking and catering.
HM the King on this occasion handed down a batch of outfits to the prison's women and their children, as well as Baccalaureat certificates and BA degrees to 10 graduating detainees whose total number amounts to 219 Baccalaureat graduates and 51 BA holders.
The Sovereign also handed achievement certificates to five winners of the literacy program, and diplomas to ten vocational training graduates.
The Sovereign also handed 30 former detainees, equipment and checks, worth some 700,000 DH to facilitate their access to the labor market.