DOC: Dome housing units receive new roofing

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Guam -The domes at the Department of Corrections were originally built by FEMA in the early 2000s to provide housing for the influx of immigration detainees at the time, according to Deputy Director Kate Baltazar.

These domes are now permanent housing units, each holding approximately 45 prisoners.

Baltazar shares the four dome housing units are undergoing the replacement of the roofing skins. The renovations were made possible through a $500,000 grant, which was awarded last year by the US Department of the Interior.

The renovations is expected to be complete in March.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.