Crimes such as murders, robberies and rape were the “Kaiso, kaiso” topic on Wednesday in tunes song by inmates of prisons throughout T&T.
The prisoners were participating in the Inmates Carnival Showcase at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain.
Feeraz Ali from the Carrera Convict Prison with his song “Reform T&T Youths” begged youths to hear his call and stay away from crime warning them that they will either spend life behind prison walls or in a coffin.
He also called on parents “to spend time with young ones as it will deter them from doing wrong and teach them the value of morality and teach them discipline.”
Port-of-Spain prisoner Samuel Lewis sang “A Cry for T&T” about his hope of bringing back peace, love and unity as he said it’s the only way to “bring back T&T for you and me.”
Another inmate from the Port-of-Spain Prison Ainsley Letren’s song “Try and Live the Right Way” focused on the importance of education/trade and getting a proper salary, “find a job and good will happen…son, try and live the right way…if you end up in prison it have books and library…use it and come out a better man.”
While inmate from the Maximum Security Prison, Eric Benjamin in his contribution “Life is How you make It” promised to be a better man given his experiences. He also sang about spirituality as the main reason for his transformation.
Minister of National Security Stuart Young in his brief address spoke about the many difficulties that continue to face the prisons.
But he commended the extra work and effort by the prison officers in the rehabilitation of prisoners.