Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Wife of prison officer reports threats to their lives

A prison officer attached to the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca has reported a threat against his life.

The officer who resides in East Trinidad, was accompanied by his wife.

The woman told police that while at her workplace, she received an envelope. Inside, was a letter with threats against her husband with the words indicating, "Your husband gets a $100,000 from we to bring weed in prison, he set we up and you and your family go dead for this, your husband go watch the suffering. We run things in Eldorado."

The matter is being investigated. 

There have been several incidents in which prison officers received threats against their lives or have even been killed.

In March 2019, a report was received of an inmate threatening the life of a prison officer, while in February 2019, another prison officer was allegedly threatened while at the St James Medical Complex

In 2018 several prison officers were killed, including Darren Francissenior prison officer Wayne Jackson, and Davindra Boodooram.

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