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Correctional officers rescue inmate from suicide


     Officers of the Correctional Services Department successfully prevented an inmate from using a bed sheet to commit suicide at Lo Wu Correctional Institution early this morning (June 19).

     The 31-year-old female inmate was found hanging from her bed sheet which was tied into a loop and attached to the grille gate in her dormitory. She was immediately stopped.

     She was conscious and immediately transferred to the centre's hospital for examination and close observation. Psychological follow-up will also be arranged.

     A spokesperson for the department said, "The department has been using all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."

     The inmate is serving a sentence for a charge of theft this year.


Ends/Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:35