The Prison Officers Association is urging the public to allow the probe being done into Tuesday’s lockdown at the Port-of- Spain jail to be completed before reaching any premature conclusion.

On Wednesday the Prison Service said some inmates at the Frederick Street prison sustained non-life- threatening injuries during a lockdown of the facility.

It explained that the move was taken as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and security of staff and inmates.

In a media release the Prison Service noted that some prisoners had to be forcibly restrained, after officers were met with improvised weapons and physical acts of violence and aggression. The statement neglected to provide details on how many prisoners were injured.

It said a quantity of unauthorized items was found during the search.

In a News Power Now interview this afternoon, President of the Association, Ceron Richard, said officers who take advantage of the use of policy can be dealt with.

He said, however, it is vital that due process be allowed.

Prisons Commissioner, Gerard Wilson, could not be reached for comment on the issue.