Forty-three male persons in custody of Pik Uk Prison refused to consume meal this morning (May 31) due to dissatisfaction towards their request relating to work arrangement being rejected by the institution management. According to intelligence, some persons in custody incited fellow persons in custody to engage in collective behaviour with a view to acting against the institution management. The Correctional Services Department maintains order of institution (CSD) deployed other reinforcements to Pik Uk Prison the same day to search targets and various locations. During the incident, three persons in custody suspected of inciting others to engage in collective behaviour are being removed from association and put under investigation.
After advice and warning given by the institution management, the persons in custody concerned have resumed consuming meal. The present atmosphere at Pik Uk Prison is stable. The CSD will continue to closely monitor the development and the persons in custody concerned.
Pik Uk Prison is a minimum security prison for the detention of male adult persons in custody.
Ends/Thursday, May 31, 2018
Issued at HKT 21:08