The Trinidad and Tobago Prisons Service has recently come under scrutiny again for a media report which alleged that keys belonging to Remand Yard on Frederick Street, in Port-of-Spain went missing.
Communications Specialist, for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Ellen Lewis, said in the media release that there is no truth to the story, which was printed on June 11th.
Ms Lewis said a prison officer attached to the POS Prison made a report to the Central Police Station that upon his resumption to duty he discovered his locker broken into and that ‘personal effects’ were missing.
Meanwhile, Communications Specialist for the Trinidad and Tobago Prisons Service, Wendell Bompart in an interview on the Power Breakfast show on Power 102.1fm on Thursday morning said each officer is governed by strict mandates by which they must uphold.
Officer Bompart said securing keys for prison cells is a responsibility the Prison service take seriously.
Meanwhile, Officer Bompart said prisoners are watched on a 24 hour basis, as each individual is different and may have the desire to take his life or perform acts on another inmate.
Communications Specialist for the Trinidad and Tobago Prisons Service, Wendell Bompart