Local prison officers to attend riot simulation exercise in US
As part of efforts to build the Guyana Prison Service’s capacity, several officers will be attending the 18th Annual Mock Prison Riots at the decommissioned West Virginia State Prison in Moundsville. The event will take place from May 1- 4, 2016.
Their participation in the event follows an invitation extended by the United States Government. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman during a weekly post-Cabinet media briefing said the officers should be better equipped to respond to prison unrest or other similar emergencies.
Attending the exercise will be Cadet Officer Cafela Hale, Chief Prison Officers- Peter Bakram, Seon Charles, Kirk Joseph, Principal Officer 2, Lionel Cave, and as an alternate in case of the any of the aforementioned ranks are unable to attend, Prison Officer, Martin Rajmangal.
The Mock Prison Riot will feature hands-on training and technology exposure to corrections, law enforcement, military, and public safety practitioners. It began in 1997 and prison officers from around the world are usually invited to participate and learn the latest techniques and methods that can be used to quell prison disturbances.