The National Security Minister has described problems at the nation’s prisons are being described as critical.
Speaking with reporters following the recent formal opening of the Cadet Force Camp at the Barataria North Secondary School, Minister Alfonso said there might be need to explore the possibility of intervention from the police service and/or the Defense Force.
Recently there was a disturbance at the Golden Grove Prison compound at Arouca.
The situation left several inmates and prison staff in injured.
There was also a fracas at the women’s prison .
Last week Justice Minister, Prakash Ramadhar, said the state will spend twelve million dollars to upgrade security capacity at the nation’s jails.
Minister Alfonso said the situation is at a point where consideration should be given to improving operations at the prisons.
National Security Minister, Carl Alfonso