As part of the Christian tradition, Rove Central Correctional Centre inmates joined the global family to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ last Sunday.
The event was held at St. Paulâs Chapel at the Correctional Centre.
âWhile serving time behind bars, inmates brothers and sisters were given the opportunity to leave their cells for a short period of time for the service,â a statement from Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) said.
âThe tradition depicts the Lordâs death, burial and resurrection from the tomb,â the statement added.
âInmates gathered for prayers, worship, sharing the Lordâs supper and singing of hymns to express their love and faith in Jesus, the Saviour of the world.
âThereâs not a lot they can do in the Correctional Centres.
âJust because of their crime committed, sin and attitude problem, it doesnât mean they are exempted from the celebration to mark Christâs victory and hope for humanity.
âWherever we are, Christ paid the penalty for our sin on the cross.â
During the service, inmates were encouraged to reflect and embrace the death and resurrection of our one and only Saviour Jesus Christ.
âRegardless of our status, we all are experiencing a lot of challenges and difficulties in life.
âTherefore, let the Easter message of triumph and victory, give us hope, renewal and newness in life.â
The statement said protocol wise and in cultural tradition, 10 selected inmates in red ordinary cloths escorted the CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi and RCCC Commandant and management to St. Paulâs Chapel for the service.
Supervising Commandant RCCC, Lawrence Meke acknowledged the Commissioner for accepting his invitation to participate and witness the celebration of the Lordâs resurrection with the inmates.