Prison officers on standby to evacuate prisoners if necessary

As the T&T Prisons Service prepare for Tropical Storm Karen officers are on standby to evacuate prisoners if need be.

Speaking with the Guardian Media, Prisons Commission Gerald Wilson said his main concern currently is the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison as the river in the southern end "may pose a threat." 

"However contingency plans are fully in place for any evacuation from the Remand Prison at GGP. 

No issues reported at this time, " Wilson said.

He added that the senior infirmary officer has completed a tour of all the institutions to ensure that they are prepared for any disaster and the required medication is adequate.

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