Prison guard assaulted

A Northward
prison officer was hospitalised Friday after he was assaulted on duty,
according to officials with the government Portfolio of Internal and External
Affairs. 

A
vague statement from the government did not indicate what had happened, only
that Royal Cayman Islands Police and prison officials were investigating the
incident. 

However,
Portfolio Deputy Chief Officer Kathryn Dinspel-Powell, who has oversight
responsibility for the prison system, said she had received reports that an
inmate assaulted the prison officer on Friday. 

Mrs.
Dinspel-Powell did not know how seriously the officer had been hurt. 

“The
inmate in question has been placed in the Basic Unit [solitary confinement] as
per prison policy and a full internal investigation is being conducted,” she
said. 

Neither
the inmate nor the officer was immediately identified. 

 

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