I was a little shocked today when I read this job posting.
Applications are invited for the post of Prison Officers at the Belize Central Prison. Applicants must be mature, sincere and responsible. Please visit the Belize Central Prison to obtain application forms and arrange interviews.
Thought it was a funny ad for a prison guard.... I was thinking more along the lines of "weapons training", "high school graduate", "driver's license", rather than the more subjective, "mature, responsible, and sincere".
People that work and volunteer at the prison are wonderful. We have teachers ,mentors ,and religious organizations and others helping inmates get an education . They are also helping with alcohol and drug abuse ,they have several graduations through - out the year. We want the prisoners to come out with a job and contribute in a positive way to society . Thanks to John Woods and his staff ! Everyone I spoke to took the job and felt like they had changed many lives.