Metro officers brings message of hope to Pollsmoor inmates
By Khanyisa Tabata
16 November 2009
Metro Police officers on Thursday paid a visit to Pollsmoor prison to the female section to encourage the inmates to be strong, accept responsibility for their deeds and also try to become better citizens.
Deputy Chief Officer Yolanda Faro says some women find themselves in prison not because of choice, but because of circumstances.
“We are obligated to respond to domestic violence complaints, and it is alarming to note how many women get arrested for assault on their partners. After years of abuse, some women just snap”.
“Well that is the perception of the ladies of the Metro Police’s Women’s Network Forum who are embarking on advocating for the rights of women and also raising awareness around women and child abuse as we approach the 16 Days of Activism,” said Yolanda Faro.
We need to advocate for the rights of other women out there. Although they are in prison, they are not lost and they can become better citizens and make positive contributions towards society added Faro.