TT Prison Service addresses Remand Yard incident

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service advises that at around 1:00pm on Monday April 01, 2019, a tense situation developed at the Remand Prison which required the intervention of additional officers to quell the situation.

The use of force by officers became necessary after several hours of attempting to execute their duties in a professional manner, and it resulted with four of our clients sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

Several threats were made against members of staff as they carried out their duties.

Acting Commissioner of Prisons Mr. Dane Clarke was informed of the occurence and immediately launched an Investigation into the incident. Additionally, he has informed that the matter has been relayed to the other arms of the protective services in light of the threats against officers. Mr. Clarke has since advised that officers should be more vigilant and alert as a result of this incident.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to uphold its mandate of maintenance of safety and security within the nation's prisons.

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