Renovations continue to several housing units at DOC


Guam – While the Department of Corrections is minimizing overtime they are maximizing the funding available for renovations to the decades old facility.

Thanks to Compact Impact funding the Department of Corrections has been able to renovate the three housing units.

According to DOC Director Tony Lamorena this means that maximum security inmates and detainees housed in POST 6 also known as the SHU will be relocated today to the recently completed POST 7 housing unit.

“As you know as a result of the consent decree we are supposed to rehabilitate post 7, post 17 and 6. and also to replace the skins of the domes. The skins of the domes have been replaced. Post 17 has been completed and post 7 has just been completed,” shared the director.

For the next three months renovations will be conducted on Post 6. They include the installation of new locking mechanisms, interior and exterior cameras.

But that is not the only improvements being made at the compound.

“We will be installing cameras on the back side where the domes are and then down on the perimeter of post 5. The three posts that have been renovated will have exterior and interior cameras,” stated Lamorena.

He says the officers assigned to central command within those posts will be able to easily monitor the surroundings. Lamorena further shares that they are building up the surveillance so that in the future one officer will be tasked to monitor all the security cameras.

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.