Correctional Facilities Design
Along with the staff of ASSL who have experience in the management and design of prisons, our company has consultants in various branches of Engineering and Architecture readily available to ASSL whenever required for developing designs for correctional facilities.
Amalgamated Security Services Limited is the leading security services provider in Trinidad and Tobago and has over 10 years experience in the provision of GPS Tracking services, tracking thousands of units in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada.
Prison Health Services
Using a cadre of physician associates, Amalgamated Security is able to provide health services for prisons. Our approach reduces risk to inmate patients, correctional facilities and the public by focusing on early identification and assessment, health education, prevention, treatment, continuity of care and reintegration services.
We have the ability to tailor specific services such as educational, vocational, substance abuse and related programs to suit client requirements relating to inmate rehabilitation at Correctional Facilities in the Caribbean. Among the programs that we deliver are:
ASSL also has the capability to work with Prison Services on the development and implementation of training programs for prison staff. We can:
The Company is approved by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service as a Firearms Training Accreditation Institution. The Company’s instructors are certified by the National Rifle Association of the US, Smith & Wesson, National Tactical Officers Association of the US. Our instructors also possess qualifications such as
The Company is also certified by a range of other organizations:
ASSL’s Electronic Security Division provides the complete spectrum of electronic security products that include: Access Control, CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Fire Detection, Intercoms and X-Ray Scanners. In designing an electronic security system for a prison we take into account all the nuances of a prison and ensure that the recommended electronic security devices are appropriate for a correctional facility scenario. In developing our designs we are aided by the fact that within our management team are individuals with a combined 500 years experience in correctional services management.
Among the electronic security installations that we have done that are specifically related to Correctional Services are the following:
ASSL also has considerable experience in the operation of Walkthrough Metal Detectors and Baggage Scanning Equipment. ASSL has supplied Walkthrough Metal Detectors and Package Scanners to the Barbados Judiciary plus services and maintains Trace Detection Machine, Walk through Metal Detector, X-Ray Baggage Scanner for the Barbados Prison (H.M.S Dodds). ASSL also services and maintain for the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) two (2) Itemiser portable trace detection machines.
In providing this service ASSL would have to deal with all types of individuals, some may be medically unfit; others might be prone to violence or a high flight risk and so have to be restrained. In providing the Detainee Escort service, ASSL has never had an individual escape from its custody nor had any detainee injured.
In December 1997 Amalgamated was awarded a contract by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to provide total management and related custodial and rehabilitative services at their local prison. This prison facility was the only prison in Antigua and so housed all categories of prisoners. The contract was for the total management of the prison and so it involved all activities, which included;
During the contract period, officers utilizing modern trends in the training and treatment of incarcerated persons reoriented the inmates. Inmates recognized what it meant to be humanely treated in a confined environment.
The Amalgamated Security team that operated the prison was composed of Officers, Security Personnel, Medical Staff and Welfare Officers. A later part of the contract was the development of local Antiguan citizens to manage the prison. ASSL was therefore involved in the recruiting and training of staff that had no previous experience in the supervision and control of incarcerated individuals. A training program was developed to suit the Laws of Antigua and Barbuda as they relate to their Prison System. The course, in addition to lectures in Prison duties consisted of lectures in First Aid, The Use of Firearms and Ammunition, Flag Etiquette, Basic Foot Drill, the Use of Force and Report and Statement Writing.
After four years of ASSL’s management, stability had returned to the facility and the contract came to an end on August 15, 2001. The management of the prison was handed back to local staff appointed by the Government of Antigua. The prison management contract was followed by a consulting contract that ran until 2003.
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Under this service we transport all categories of inmates:
Each vehicle used on the Prisoner Transportation Service has been specially modified to ensure the safe transport of prisoners. Our experienced officers and specially designed and outfitted, GPS-equipped motor vehicles ensure maximum security for both inmates and officers. Under our Prisoner Transportation Service the Company has transported on average over 120,000 prisoners per year. We stress safety and on-time delivery/pickup. We maintain an excellent safety record and our clients rave about our reliability. Our strong service network guarantees that if an emergency occurs, immediate management response is provide - 24x7.
From the inception of the service to the present there have been no losses on the prisoner transportation service that could be attributed to Amalgamated. We have also never had a single incident of labour unrest. In addition we have never been held liable for any late arrivals at courts in keeping with our motto “Justice on Time”.]]>
When it comes to Correctional Services, Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) is second to none. We are the only, most experienced and professional private prisoner transportation company in the Caribbean.
Our experienced officers and specially designed and outfitted GPS-equipped vehicles ensure maximum security for both inmates and officers. Our strong service network guarantees that is an emergency occurs, immediate management response is provided 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Since 1995, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has contracted us to transport prisoners from various detention centers to the courts in Trinidad and Tobago.
Our expertise in this area was also recognized by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda which awarded ASSL a contract to provide total management and related custodial and rehabilitative services at its local prison during the period 1997 to 2003.
We understand that the key to success is maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, and with this in mind we are continuously improving our capability in this area.
We always deliver "Justice on Time" with our fleet of specially designed and built vehicles. Our executive staff possesses over 500 years of cumulative experience in running correctional facilities making us truly the best at the service we provide.