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Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'Commendations' for inmates who aided prison officers during commotion

Seven inmates who rushed to the aid of 11 prison officers who came under attack at the Golden Grove Prison on Wednesday, are to be given commendations.

On Wednesday, while being aired out at the Remand Yard Section of the prison in Arouca, prisoners became irate after learning that their cells were being searched in their absence.

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The men caused a commotion and challenged the prison officers who were guarding them, and even attacked a few.

Out of the 11 prison officers there, only four received any real injuries – minor cuts and bruises – however, all officers were taken for medical treatment.

The prison officers were aided by other inmates who saw what was about to happen and rushed to the aid of their guards.

Acting Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson met with the seven inmates who were identified as being the main persons who aided the prison officers.

Two of the inmates, LoopTT was told, were “Imams” while another was linked to a high profile case.

Wilson thanked the men for aiding his officers, and he said their actions would be noted and presented for consideration when their respective matters conclude.

Wilson is expected to be presented with a full report on the incident.

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