May 31, 2013 News Comments Off on Home Affairs Ministry to probe alleged beating of prison inmate
Less than 24 hours after allegations surfaced of a 2009 murder accused being beaten by officers at the Camp Street prison while he was taking a shower, the Ministry of Home Affairs via release has indicated that it “will move to investigate this recent allegation”.
It was stated that the ministry had received reports of the beating, allegedly by prison officers.
“The Ministry views this matter very seriously, since the allegation runs counter to the policies and procedures adopted for the institution for the treatment of prisoners.
As part of the reform process of the Service, and even as efforts are made to implement the Service’s Strategic Plan, the Ministry is on record in regard to how prisoners must be treated, recognizing that their inherent dignity and value as human beings must be upheld. The Prisons Directorate and Officers are well aware of this.
“Consequently, the Ministry will move to investigate this recent allegation, so that the concerns of the Ministry and the relatives of the inmate could be addressed and corrective action taken, where necessary,” the statement concluded.
It is alleged that 32-year-old, Stravo Evans, aka ‘Mankind’ was on Wednesday morning “brutally beaten” by three officers while he was taking a shower. Prison officials however claimed that the incident stemmed from the inmate pulling out an offensive weapon and trying to attack the officers.
Up to press time, Evans was still a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital under close arrest.
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