Prisons Commissioner Wilson: “Wayne Chance was a Champion of restorative Justice”

As tributes continue to pour in for Vision on Mission founder Wayne Chance, Prisons Commissioner Gerald Wilson said this morning that Wayne Chance was passionate in his work to provide services and support for ex inmates and deportees. Commissioner Wilson who is also on the board of Vision on Mission said Wayne Chance’s legacy will be the hundreds of ex-inmates which the organization had been able to help reintegrate into society through its many programs.

He said Wayne was concerned about the high recidivism rates in Trinidad & Tobago and advocated for the Prison system to institute a policy which would see inmates who participate in programs inside the system become eligible for up to one third their sentences reduced. Wayne Chance had been hospitalised or several months receiving treatment for cancer. He passed away Sunday evening at 8:45pm at the Sangre Grande oncology center.

Prison Commissioner Gerard Wilson

Commissioner Wilson said Wayne Chance championed several projects through Vision on Mission which are coming on stream now. These include apartments the Morvant area for ex-inmates at reduced rental costs for up to two years to assist ex-inmates to get back on their feet. Also an agricultural center for ex-inmates to provide work in the agricultural sector to ensure employment for ex inmates .

He said Wayne Chance was committed to giving ex inmates and deportees a second chance at a productive life. Commissioner Wilson was speaking on Power 102’s Power Breakfast Show this morning.

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