Hagåtña, Guam – With the signing of two bills into law, the Department of Corrections (DOC) will now be getting a new inmate commissary and a Civilian Corrections Reserve Program.
“The Governor and I have advocated for the creation of both the Inmate Commissary and a Civilian Corrections Reserve program since early last year,” said Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio. “Both these laws are sure signs that the department remains a high priority and demonstrate our commitment to the protection of the public, safety of our staff, and the security of offenders.”
- Bill 182-35 – Senator Jose “Pedo” Terlaje – Creates an Inmate Commissary at the Department of Corrections. It is now Public Law 35-63.
- Bill 183-35 – Senator Jose “Pedo” Terlaje – Creates a Civilian Corrections Reserve Program at the Department of Corrections. It is now Public Law 35-64.
“The Governor and I are thankful that the Legislature has taken action to create a reserve program so that we can begin to alleviate the resource strains that have historically plagued the department. Also, by providing inmates with access to a commissary, it serves as drug interdiction and discourages contraband,” said Acting Governor Tenorio. “I especially want to thank Senator Pedo Terlaje and the co-sponsors of both measures for recognizing the dire needs of the department.”