August 23, 2018
Hagåtña — Governor Calvo today signed commutation to parole documents for six recent graduates of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program.
The six men are part of the Department of Corrections (DOC) group who were part of the graduation ceremony held last week. They have served more than 95% of their sentence. Eligibility for parole also required that the inmate complete the RSAT program and have gainful employment.
“The Calvo-Tenorio Administration applauds all of their efforts and we congratulate them on a job well done,” said Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo. “They’ve completed the program and have jobs and a better future waiting for them.”
The men had participated in a job fair two weeks ago with 11 prospective employers. They each received at least one job offer. The job fair was a collaboration between DOC and the Guam Department of Labor. Guam DOL and Pacific Human Resources Services (PHRS) has volunteered to assist in RSAT’s mission.
The RSAT is a federally funded program aimed at reducing recidivism by providing vocational life skills training to individuals who have paid their debt to society and are seeking positive pathways to reintegrate into our island community.
“These members joined the RSAT program because they wanted to rise above their past. This commitment will be one of the toughest challenges they’ll ever face and I commend them for this,” said Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio.
After their commutation, they will be under the guidance of parole officers for three years, and are required to continue the drug rehabilitation program at New Beginnings.