Ministry of Public Security – Press Statement (Prisoner Facebook Post)

The Ministry of Public Security is aware of the recent Facebook Post made by an inmate, of himself and others consuming alcohol yesterday at the New Amsterdam Prisons.

The mobile device which was used by the inmate has since been seized by the authorities and investigations into the matter are currently ongoing.

The Ministry is extremely disappointed that alien objects and other material, inclusive of drugs and liquor, find their way into the various prisons as obviously happened here. There is no doubt collusion with prison wardens and prisoners which is causing this.

This kind of misbehaviour by the culpable prison wardens will be dealt with very seriously after the ongoing investigations reveal who they are. The Public will be further advised on this matter after investigations concludes.

Ministry of Public Security
May 14th, 2018


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