An inmate of Lo Wu Correctional Institution (LWCI) was found attempting to hang herself with a bed sheet in a dormitory at around 12.50am today (June 14).
The inmate was immediately given first-aid treatment by correctional officers. She was unconscious and sent to North District Hospital for further treatment.
A spokesperson for Correctional Services Department said, "The department has been using all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicides or self-harm. The measures include administrative arrangements, improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid service."
The 32-year-old inmate has served her sentence since May this year on a charge of theft.
Ends/Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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