Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Prison officer threatened during confrontation at Arouca prison

Yet another prison officer has received a threat against his life.

This time, the threat was made on Saturday morning in the Remand Yard Section of the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca.

According to police reports, the officer was supervising electrical repairs in the remand yard section of the prison when he was approached by a prisoner who asked for repairs to be performed to an outlet in the cell.

The prison officer said he had no instructions to do further work, but would look into the matter.

The prisoner got angry and there was said to have been a heated exchange between the two, during which the prisoner told the officer that he knew people who would “deal with you”.

The prison officer made a report to his seniors, and then made a report to the Arouca Police Station.

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