Ras Al Khaimah: The Ras Al Khaimah Police has united the inmates with their families in a bid to bring them happiness.
Ras Al Khaimah Police marked the Unified Gulf Inmate Week under the slogan “Let us open work and hope to them.”
The General Command of Ras Al Khaimah Police, represented by the Department of the Punitive and Correctional Institution, celebrated numerous events during the week, which was launched by the Ministry of Interior and organised under the slogan (“Let us open work and hope before them”) in the presence of Colonel Abdullah Mohammed Al Haimer, Director of the Department of the Punitive and Correctional Institution at Ras Al Khaimah Police.
Police officers, inmates of the penal and correctional institutions and their families, with the participation of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Public Policy Research and the Emirates Cancer Society, organised the events during the period from December 22 to December 28, 2023, to give renewed hope by working to reform inmates and reintegrate them into society.
Part of building hope is to enhance the spirit of solidarity and social solidarity that the Ministry of Interior seeks on an ongoing basis. Recreational and rehabilitative programmes were organised for inmates during Gulf Inmate Week to promote positive behaviour and highlight efforts to make inmates happy and achieve quality of a secure life.
In total, a family meeting was held for 9 families of inmates of the Punitive and Correctional Institution in Ras Al Khaimah.
The forum included the showing of a video documenting the activities of Gulf Inmate Week during previous years, and entertainment segments, competitions, and gifts were presented to participants in the event.
Workshop, New Year celebrations
In cooperation with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Public Policy Research, a manual workshop was organised for female inmates, and 20 inmates were placed in the (Theatre and Improvisation) course.
This lasted for four days to train a group of inmates in theater arts and skills, aimed at honing the inmates’ talents and enhancing their creative and artistic capabilities.
Inmates of other religions also participated in their New Year celebrations, as an emphasis and keenness to promote peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in the country, which had a good impact on the souls of the inmates.
The week witnessed many other events, such as organising the “Lamasat” exhibition at Al Qawasim Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah, which supports the creativity and innovation of inmates by displaying their handmade, artistic and heritage works and highlighting them to the community.
Colonel Abdullah Al Haimer stressed that the Unified Gulf Inmate Week is an opportunity to reintegrate inmates into society, and to establish a culture of hope and work in them by reviving morale by launching the best family and community initiatives that work to make inmates happy and qualify them to face their society and families, by working to correct their behaviour and direct them to the have good habits.
Part of the reform process is to direct their thinking to ensure honest work and avoid returning to committing serious mistakes, in order to enhance security and safety in society, and to ensure a more security life for the community.