You're not allowed to visit relatives or friends in prison tomorrow

If you were planning to visit a relative or friend at any of the nation's prisons tomorrow, change your plans.

The Office of the Commissioner of Prisons has announced that visitations to all prison establishments have been cancelled for Wednesday October 11, 2017.

The statement says that this cancellation is effected in order to facilitate the attendance of prisons officers to the funeral service of slain Prisons Officer I, Richard Sandy.

The statement says that normal visitations will resume on Thursday October 12, 2017.

Escaped prisoner shot dead by police

A man who escaped from the Carrera Island Prison two years ago has been shot and killed by police.

Leroy Mohammed, also known as “Redo” was confronted by police officers after they visited a squatting settlement in Cashew Gardens, Chaguanas.

Police reports state that Mohammed shot at police officers who subsequently returned fire.

He was hit several times about the body and was pronounced dead at the Chaguanas Health Facility.

Mohammed had been imprisoned for 12 years for an offence of robbery with aggravation.