Society has been called on to become innovative and take the leading role in coming up with new ideas which will re-integrate and improve the lives of ex-prison inmates.This was said by the Zimbabwe Prison Service Deputy Commissioner, Rhodes Moyo who was guest of honour at a graduation ceremony for student pastors from the Pan African Christian College who are set to go out to the countryâ€™s prisons to rehabilitate prisoners through preaching the word of God.
Deputy Commissioner Moyo challenged people to stop stigmatising ex-prisoners but rather to take the leading role in re-integrating them back into society.
Some of the graduating pastors who spoke to ZBC News said there is need to put some correctional measures to prisoners through preaching to them and encouraging them to turn their lives to God which would also help society to accept them back after serving their prison terms.
The 26 pastors graduated with advanced certificates in Prison Ministry.
Zimbabwe Prison Services has initiated various projects aimed at re-habilitating prisoners as well as their re-integration into society.