Prison officers injured in prison fracas

Close to a dozen prison officers were injured during a riot at the Remand Yard at the Golden Grove Prison, Arouca this afternoon.

Reports indicate that an agency came to the prison to conduct periodic spraying for vermin and other insects at the facility.

We were told, remandees of the North Wing were taken into the exercise yard to allow for cells to be sprayed when officers of the prison service's, emergency response unit decided to conducted an impromptu search.

This appeared to have angered inmates who then began rioting in the airing yard.

Prison visits suspended for funeral of murdered officer

All vis­its to prison fa­cil­i­ties across the coun­try have been sus­pend­ed on Tues­day to al­low prison of­fi­cers to at­tend the fu­ner­al ser­vice of mur­dered act­ing Supt Wayne Jack­son, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the Prison Ser­vice.

Jack­son, 50, 0f Mal­abar, Ari­ma was shot dead a week ago as he ar­rived home.

Two sus­pects have been ar­rest­ed and re­main in po­lice cus­tody.

Prison officer arrested with contraband items at Golden Grove

A prison officer with over 22 years of service has been arrested at the Golden Grove Prison after being found with contraband items.

The arrest took place around 10:35 Thursday morning.

A statement by the Prisons Service says information reaching the Office of the Commissioner of Prisons indicates that a random search was performed on the officer by a senior member of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

The officer was found to be in possession of several packets of sealed cigarettes as well as 50 packets of ‘Bambu’ wrapping paper.

Couple jailed for stealing security cameras from PriceSmart

A woman and her husband who stole a security camera system because the wife “liked it” and she is often alone home were each jailed for nine months yesterday.

Mala Rampersad-Deonarine, 46, a geriatric nurse and Neil Deonarine, 49, a labourer, of Carat Hill, Barrackpore, were caught red-handed stealing the camera system, three ladies’ vest and a men’s short pants, together valued at $2,794.75 from PriceSmart Ltd, in La Romaine.