The T&T Police Service says an All-Points Bulletin has been issued for eight inmates who escaped from the Remand Yard at Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Tuesday night.
Prison sources told Guardian Media the men escaped through a hole in the wall from their cell in the south upper block of the prison.
They were discovered missing at 8.40 am today.
The escapees have been identified as Kerry Valentino, Atiba Sealey, Joshua Janet, Olatunji Denbow, Kyle Belgrave, Stephen Austin, Brent Johnson and Mikhale Mohammed.
Sources say there is ongoing construction at the Remand Yard in which new toilets are being installed in cells.
The men, who were all in the same cell, are facing charges ranging from murder to gun-related offences.
They are considered armed and dangerous.
Members of the public have been asked to circulate the photos provided and to contact the nearest police station of they see the escapees, or have any information that will lead to their recapture
Anyone with information can contact the police at 990, 911, 800-TIPS, any police station, or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY.