Prison officials tackle fire in high risk unit

| 30/04/2013

Prison gate (232x300).jpg(CNS): As difficulties at HMP Northward mount, government officials confirmed Tuesday that they were forced to deal with a minor fire around midnight on Friday (27 April) after lockdown in the prison's high security area. According to a release from the prison services via Government Information Services, the minor fire was dealt with by prison officers and not the fire service. The blaze was reportedly started by an inmate who is on remand at the High Risk Unit (HRU) when he set fire to his clothes in the cell. As a result, officials said some inmates in the HRU were escorted to the Cayman Islands Hospital and treated for minor effects of smoke inhalation before being returned to Northward.

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