PF Bahamas Celebrates their Second Sycamore Tree Project®
On 22 November 2012, six prisoners in HMP Fox Hill and six victims of crime met with community members to share about their experiences in the Sycamore Tree Project®. The final celebration event featured a meal, speeches by government officials, and discussions of what the programme is.
During his speech the Superintendent of Prisons, Dr. Rahming, described the Sycamore Tree Project® as an initiative that, “will add to our efforts to ensure that the vast majority of inmates leave better than they came, better in the sense that they have a new view of themselves, a new vision of who they are.”
PF Bahamas first ran the Sycamore Tree Project® in 2011 with positive responses from both victim and prisoner participants. Supportive media coverage and strong relationships with government officials have allowed them to offer the programme a second time as well as planning for future courses.