Saif gives directives on purchasing books for inmates of penal and correctional institutions

WAM ABU DHABI, Apr 28th, 2013 (WAM) — Upon directives from H.H Lt.General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Decision Making Support Center at Abu Dhabi Police GHQ will purchase a large number of books from the current 23th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, for inmates of the penal and correctional institutions nationwide.

Brigadier Hamad Adeel Al Shamsi, the Director General of Penal and Correctional Institutions at the Ministry of Interior, said that the initiative will encourage male and female inmates to read books in order to expand and enrich their scientific knowledge.

He praised the police leadership’s support to the penal and correctional institutions to encourage inmates to read and to educate them and enhance their scientific and intellectual knowledge.

Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Salah Obeid Al Ghoul, the Director of the Decision-Making Support Center at Abu Dhabi Police, stressed on the importance of this initiative which reflects Sheikh Saif’s great interest in culture and knowledge as tools to instill positive behaviors and noble values in the inmates.

He noted that that the Center started coordination with the General Administration of Penal And Correctional Institutions at the Ministry of Interior to determine wich cultural and intellectual topics that meet the tastes of inmates and cater for the diversity of their cultures and knowledge.