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6 inmates in cell assault charged

The trinidad Guardian / Six inmates at the Remand Yard Prison in Arouca were last week charged with assaulting another inmate.

The charges came after a video posted on social media showed the inmate being attacked with a mop by a group of inmates as he was using the toilet.

In an interview yesterday, Prisons Commissioner William Alexander confirmed the inmates had been charged.

“All those persons are now under report and were charged for assaulting the inmate. He doesn’t want any action against them because he knows them from outside. They were charged because it was breach of prison rules,” Alexander said.

He said the inmate was assaulted after “airing” time.

“As the inmates came inside the prison, he went in the toilet and they pounced on him and started beat him. He was sent to the infirmary but he was okay,” he said.

Alexander also said they acquired scanners but were working on technology to combat the inmates’ use of cell phones inside the prison.

 

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