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Remand prisoners moved to MSP during upgrade

Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson.
Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson.

The prison service has overcome a number of technical difficulties at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) at Golden Grove and the facility is now operating at full capacity. So says Prison Commissioner, Gerald Wilson.

Wilson explained that the MSP had been having trouble with its computerised systems but those had been fixed.

He added that the extra room in the MSP was being used as a temporary holding area for prisoners on remand whose cells were to be upgraded.

“About a year ago we had plans to upgrade the holding cells in the remand yard in Golden Grove, but we were trying to delay because we still had to get the MSP up and running,” Wilson said.

“Now that MSP could take the capacity, we are now moving the remand prisoners from golden Grove to MSP and doing the renovations.

Wilson said the prisoners were being moved over to the MSP in phases, where they would remain until their cells were renovated and upgraded, then they would be put back in their newly refurbished cells.

Newsday was told the renovations which were approved by Government last year would include upgrades to the cells and installations of toilet facilities.

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