Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inmate stabs prison officer in the head

A FEMALE prison officer was stabbed in the head with a pen on Monday, while another was struck when both women were attacked by an inmate at the Women's Prison in Golden Grove, Arouca.

The worst off of the victims was identified as Brenda Cooper-Mohammed, while the other victim was identified as Beverly Ann Ventour.

A source at the prison confirmed the incident occurred around 9 a.m., but it was not known what triggered the attack.

Both women were taken to Arima District Hospital where they were treated.

The female inmate who attacked the women has since been placed in solitary confinement.

Arouca police are continuing investigations.