Maximum Security Prison

Prisoner makes failed dash for freedom

Prison officers on Thursday foiled an attempt by an inmate to escape from the Golden Grove Prison.

Reports indicate that the prisoner attempted to escape whilst working on an out-gang alongside the Golden Grove Road in Arouca.  

Two officers attached to the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) at the Maximum Security Prison were on patrol when they were alerted by the out-gang’s supervising officer that inmate Roopnarine Kanhai had taken off his shirt and made a daring dash in an attempt to escape along the Golden Grove Road. 

Justices of the Peace on strike

Justices of the Peace operating at the maximum security prison in Arouca say they will not be offering their services to the families of detainess at the remand yard.

The JPs say recently implemented security scanners are endangering their health.

They say the scanners were introduced in the prison one week before Christmas, however they were given the assurance that they will not be subjected to this security measure.

Senior prisons officer shot dead; three prisons officers stabbed

A 50-year-old prisons officer was shot and killed while leaving for work this morning. 

The officer has identified as David Millet, a Prisons Superintendent. 

Police say that around 8.15 this morning, Millet was leaving his Upper 9th Avenue, Second Caledonia home in Morvant when he was shot and killed while in his vehicle. 

Police have no motive as yet for the murder.