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Correctional officers find person in custody committing self-harm

     Correctional Services officers found a male person in custody sustained wounds on his right front arm in a ward of the centre hospital of Hei Ling Chau Correctional Institution at 2.10pm today (September 17).

     After investigation, it was found that he had used a ball pen to hurt himself in the ward at earlier time.

     After treatment given by the medical officer at the centre hospital, the person in custody was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment. A clinical psychologist of the department will follow up the case.

     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 for the offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Thursday, September 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:37