Now, jail guards attacked by female prisoners



By Norman Palihawadena


A group of female prisoners attacked some jail guards who went into the female wards in search of prohibited substances. The incident occurred at around 10.00 pm on Sunday.


According to sources, acting on a tip-off that the women prisoners were using drugs and mobile phones, the prison authorities moved in to search the wards when they were attacked.


However, the female prisoners have said in their complaint that the jail guards had attacked them and some were drunk. Some have complained that some guards had sexually molested them on the pretext of searching for drugs.


Two mobile phones were recovered from the female wards while one woman who had heroin with her had swallowed it on seeing the jail guards, a prison officer who did not wish to be named said.


Meanwhile, authorities have decided to transfer the female prisoners to other major prisons in the country.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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