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Correctional officers stop an inmate from self-harm

     Correctional officers stopped a female inmate from hurting herself in Lo Wu Correctional Institution yesterday (June 1) morning.
      The 23-year-old inmate suddenly turned emotional after seeing doctor in centre hospital and hit her head against a door outside hospital at about 11.30 am. The escorting staff stopped her immediately with the reinforcement. The inmate sustained very minor injuries on her head and right hand and was treated in centre hospital. She will be followed up by the departmental clinical psychologist.

      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 inmate was sentenced to imprisonment of four months for theft.

Ends/Sunday, June 2, 2013
Issued at HKT 03:01