Correctional Services officers at Stanley Prison today (July 2) stopped a male person in custody committing self harm.
At 9.45am, correctional officers found the 27-year-old person in custody used a tool to hurt himself inside the workshop toilet. The officers immediately stopped him. The person in custody sustained minor injury on his neck. After consultation by a medical officer at the centre hospital, he was transferred to a public hospital for further examination and treatment.
The case will be followed up by a clinical psychologist of the department.
A spokesman for the Correctional Services Department said, "The department uses all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, the improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."
The person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug.
Ends/Thursday, July 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:48