Fake "firearm" photograph
The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service makes reference to photographs circulating via social media showing an individual posing with what appears to be a firearm in a cell, and hereby advises that it is NOT a real firearm.
It should be noted that the object being held in the photographs is one of the props which was used during a performance at the recently concluded Carnival Programme. Additionally, the photographs were taken prior to the programme and have since then been removed from the inmate’s possession.
Nevertheless, the individual in the photographs has been identified and the necessary disciplinary steps are being taken for his actions, as searches of the Maximum Security Prison are being conducted.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to uphold its mandate to maintain safety and security within the nation’s prisons and will utilize every measure possible to ensure same.