"Aside from ensuring that prisoners and inmates are treated fairly in accordance with the law, it is also our duty to rehabilitate them with a wide range of comprehensive programmes," says Daniel Chan Wai-kin, principal of the CSD Staff Training Institute in Stanley.
Finding the right balance between maintaining order and rehabilitating inmates is what new recruits always find challenging, Chan says. "On the one hand, you tell them to obey the rules and regulations, and on the other hand, you inspire them and help them lead a normal life when they leave. The latter is a soft approach that requires close relationship and mutual trust. The two roles can be quite conflicting. In fact, reconciling the two contrasting responsibilities cannot be totall