Hong Kong – Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

Correctional officers stop person in custody attacking staff

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     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre stopped a male person in custody attacking staff yesterday (August 12).



     At 7.18pm yesterday, a 43-year-old male person in custody suddenly became emotional and attacked a correctional officer inside a cell. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant and applied OC foam to subdue him after repeated warnings were ignored.



     During the incident, the officer sustained injury to his forehead while the assailant sustained injuries to his face and chest. After examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, they did not need to be sent to a public hospital.



     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.



     The assailant was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of assaulting police officer in execution of duty.

Hong Kong – Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

Correctional officers stop assault on person in custody

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     Correctional officers stopped a person in custody assaulting another person in custody at Shek Pik Prison today (August 7).



     At 1.19pm today, a 38-year-old male person in custody attacked another 41-year-old male person in custody with a plastic stool inside a dayroom. Officers at the scene immediately stopped the assailant.



     During the incident, the victim sustained injury to his shoulder, while the assailant sustained injuries to his arm and chest. After examination and treatment by the institution Medical Officer, they did not need to be sent out to a public hospital.



     The case has been reported to the Police for investigation.



     The two persons in custody were sentenced to imprisonment for the offences of manufacturing of a dangerous drug and trafficking in a dangerous drug respectively.

Hong Kong – Correctional officers stop person in custody committing self-harm

Correctional officers stop person in custody committing self-harm

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     Correctional officers stopped a remand person in custody committing self-harm in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre yesterday (July 25).



     At 9.54pm yesterday, a 43-year-old male person in custody was found emotionally unstable and banging his head against the grille bars inside a hospital ward. Officer at the scene immediately stopped him and called for reinforcement. The person in custody was found conscious. After receiving examination and treatment in the institution hospital, he was referred to a public hospital for further treatment.



     A clinical psychologist of the department will follow up on the case.



     A spokesman for the Correctional Services Department said, “The department uses all possible measures to prevent persons in custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, improvement of institutional facilities, staff training and first aid services.”



     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of destroying or damaging property in July 2022.

Hong Kong – Correctional officers combat illicit activities of persons in custody

Correctional officers combat illicit activities of persons in custody

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     ​The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (Feb 1) took actions to combat illicit activities of persons in custody at Stanley Prison.



     The management of Stanley Prison stepped up measures to combat illicit food transaction activities perpetrated by persons in custody of the institution kitchen prior to Lunar New Year with a number of persons in custody disciplined. While intelligence revealed that the series of crackdown had successfully intercepted the plot for supplying illicit food from the kitchen, some persons in custody, who were thereby unable to acquire the illicit food today, were aggrieved and had started a fight with another group of persons in custody who broke the promise of supplying the illicit food inside a dining hall at 9am today. A total of ten male persons in custody aged between 26 and 56 from both parties were involved in the fight. Correctional officers immediately stopped the fight and summoned reinforcement. As the fight persisted upon the arrival of reinforcing staff and repeated warnings given were to no avail, OC foam was used to subdue the persons in custody concerned. During the incident, a correctional officer and a person in custody sustained injury to their hand and eye respectively. After examination and treatment by the Medical Officer of the institution, they did not need to be referred to outside hospital. The remaining persons in custody did not sustain any injury. The ten persons in custody involved have been segregated for investigation. 



     In view of the triad affiliation of the persons in custody involved and in order to forestall any undue influence towards other areas of the institution, the CSD had deployed the Regional Response Team, staff of the Security Section and Dog Unit to Stanley Prison to support the management to crack down on illicit activities by the persons in custody and at the locations concerned. The operation is still underway.  



     The CSD is committed to ensuring a safe and secure custodial environment, and will spare no efforts and take every measure to combat any form of illicit activities to ensure the stability of the institution.



     Stanley Prison is a maximum security institution for the detention of male adult convicted and remand persons in custody.

Hong Kong – Correctional officers stop attempted escape

Correctional officers stop attempted escape

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     Correctional officers at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre stopped a person in custody attempting to escape today (January 8).



     At about 6.59pm, the 22-year-old male person in custody suddenly dashed to the slope towards the perimeter wall and attempted to escape when he was escorted by correctional officers from the day room back to the dormitory. Officers immediately chased after him to apprehend him. The person in custody was soon subdued by the officers. The person in custody did not sustain any injury. Two officers sustained injuries to their legs in the course of chasing. After receiving examination and treatment from the medical officer at the centre hospital, the officers were referred to a public hospital for further treatment. The case has been referred to the Police for investigation.



     The person in custody has been suffering from mental illness and was sentenced to hospital order for the offence of theft.