Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson on Thursday met with seven inmates who protected a group of prisons officers who were under attack from other inmates at the Golden Grove Remand Yard in Arouca.
Their actions were noted and will be presented for consideration when their sentencing is to be made by the respective judges in their matters.
Wilson spoke briefly with Guardian Media on Thursday.
The Commissioner was at the time meeting with the inmates one and one as he commended them for their quick and prompt action.
Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke has called for building 13 of the Maximum Security Prison, in Arouca, to be renamed in honour of murdered acting Prison Supt Wayne Earl Jackson.
Clarke, who is acting as Prison Commissioner, paid tribute to Jackson's efforts at the MSP and made the call during Jackson's funeral service at Bethel Outreach Ministries in Arima on Tuesday.
Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson says the lack of supervision of prisoners will not be tolerated.
Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson yesterday called for closure “once and for all” in the deadly jailbreak at the Port-of-Spain (PoS) Prison.
Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, which marked the three-year anniversary of the event, Wilson said closure was of utmost importance because “it will inform the Prison Service what type of security lapses would have taken place”.
But Prisons Officers Association president Ceron Richards said he believes there is a major cover-up of the true facts in the jailbreak.
Two prison officers and two prisoners are now seeking medical attention after the armored vehicle they were travelling in collided with another car in San Fernando this morning.
CNC3 has been told just after 10 am, the armored vehicle was proceeding to the San Fernando Magistrate Court, when, upon reaching the intersection of Harris and Sutton streets, the vehicle collided with a car.
Police and medical services were immediately dispatched on the scene.
A number of new strategies were discussed during a closed-door two-hour meeting between the Prison Officers Association, commanders of the Police and Prison Service and the Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon last night to protect officers whose lives are at risk.
The meeting follows a potentially risky situation where a number of officers stayed away from work at the weekend following the brazen daylight murder of their colleague Davendra Boodooram who was shot dead while stuck in traffic a short distance from the Port-of-Spain prison last Friday.