In his weekly address Acting Governor Ray Tenorio says DOC is getting closer to meeting federal standards.
Guam – Acting Governor Ray Tenorio says improvements at the Department of Corrections are moving forward rapidly.
In his weekly address Tenorio says the DOC is getting closer to meeting federal standards. He says that this is due to the help from Attorney General Elizabeth Barret-Anderson, Senators Brant McCreadie, BJ Cruz, Frank Aguon Jr. and other community leaders and professionals in the Blue Ribbon commission and the 2015 DOC settlement agreement working group. Tenorio says that thanks to a letter from Governor Eddie Calvo to the Department of the Interior GovGuam has received $5.3 million for various improvements at DOC. This money will help hire more healthcare staff, doctors and nurses. It will help fund pharmacy dental and behavioral health services as well as equipment supplies and facilities for the delivery of care. Tenorio says they will continue to work hard to fix long standing issues at DOC. Issues that must be fixed to avoid another federal receivership. He says the working group will not only continue to address the federal goverrnment’s concerns with the island’s prison but also work on providing the rehabilitation programs that inmates need to get their lives back on track.