|DOC reps talk about restoring commissary at prison|
|By kuam.com- Sabrina Salas Matanane|
Representatives from the Department of Corrections were back at the Guam Legislature today. And the agency detailed their efforts to restore a commissary within the Mangilao compound. "It seems like it's 'DOC Week'," quipped Senator Telo Taitague. And today might have been their lucky day, as Committee Chair on Public Safety Senator Pedo Terlaje says DOC just might get what they want, when it comes to reopening a commissary at the central prison.
"Most people that have talked to are in support of this particular bill 800 not only because it would create some kind of funding for the needs of doc but most importantly you mentioned it would restrict the influx of narcotics, not the Department of Corrections," he said.
The Department of Corrections first had a commissary for inmates back in 1993 but it was shutdown in 2015. "Due to issues with the vendors and other legal concerns DOE closed the commissary and reverted back to allowing family members to drop off incoming on a weekly bases," said Major Antone Aguon.
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