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Good morning everyone...New Month, New Week, New BlessingsMay this month be filled with an abundance of magnificent mira...
01/03/2021

Good morning everyone...

New Month, New Week, New Blessings

May this month be filled with an abundance of magnificent miracles and opportunities for you and yours.

Happy Monday!

URGENT NOTICE!!!The Service Commissions Department wishes to bring the NOTICE published hereunder to the attention of th...
25/02/2021

URGENT NOTICE!!!

The Service Commissions Department wishes to bring the NOTICE published hereunder to the attention of the following Prisons Officers.

Mr. Parashram Ganace
Mr. Sushill Maharaj
Mr. Nyoko Murray

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of the mentioned Officers, is kindly asked to advise of this notice.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prisons Officer Arrested at MSPOn Sunday February 21, 2021, at around 7.30pm, a Prisons Officer wi...
22/02/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prisons Officer Arrested at MSP

On Sunday February 21, 2021, at around 7.30pm, a Prisons Officer with over seven
years' service was caught attempting to enter the Maximum Security Prison, with what appeared to be a compressed plant-like substance hidden in his food.

The officer, who was under surveillance for some time, when questioned, named a prisoner whom he said is his relative and that they came from the same area.

The operation which was spearheaded by Deputy Commissioner of Prisons(Ag), Mr. Sherwin Bruce, prompted a further search of the officer's locker, where $15,000.00 in cash and a water bottle filled with alcohol were found. The officer was cautioned of his actions and then taken away by officers attached to the Arouca Police Station who were called in, where he is assisting them with inquiries into the matter.

Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan who, only days ago, vehemently expressed his disdain for trafficking at a Passing-Out ceremony, has stated that "efforts to weed out all the traffickers who continue to tarnish the image of the Prison Service, and at the same time, put the lives of their colleagues at more risk, are in full operation and they will feel the full brunt of the law".

He has commended the effectiveness of the collaboration between the Prisons Interdiction Team and the intel and operational staff that have been implemented to weed out and apprehend traffickers.

Commissioner Pulchan also thanked all the hard- working officers of the Prison Service for their continuous and selfless efforts in the maintainence of public safety and security.

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Communications Department
Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service

Gally Cummings donates autobiography to the Prison ServiceOn Friday February 19, 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Se...
19/02/2021

Gally Cummings donates autobiography to the Prison Service

On Friday February 19, 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service became the latest recipient of 'Gally Cummings The Autobiography', in a short handing over ceremony at the Prisons Sprts Club.

The book, which was published on December 09, 2020, contains twenty-five chapters with picture galleries, detailing the events and experiences over a 60 year period, inclusive but limited to, his love for the game, early encounters, his elevation to the senior team and visits to other countries.

Mr. Cummings was coach of the Trinidad and Tobago football team dubbed the 'strike squad', in 1989 during the qualification campaign for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Trinidad and Tobago came within one game of qualifying, needing only a draw to do so in the final game played at home against the USA on November 19, 1989. He was later awarded the Chaconia Silver Medal, our nation's second highest National Award, alongside his players for their efforts during the campaign.

During his remarks, Mr. Cummings thanked the Prison Service for the honour and reception meted out to him. He spoke of his desire to pen his life's journey from humble beginnings to being a national awardee and hoped that his book can inspire and help change lives.

Present at the ceremony were Deputy Commissioners of Prisons, Mr. Shamshudeen Mohammed and Mr. Hayden Forde, Assistant Commissioners of Prisons, Mr. Ferdinand Bibby and Mr. Patrick King, Senior Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Hayden Murray, Superintendent of Prisons, Mr. Jude Gordon and special invited guest, Ms. Debbie Jacob of the Wishing For Wings Foundation.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service thanks Mr. Cummings for his valuable donations and through the Programmes Department, continues in its efforts to promote prison reform by welcoming all feasible opportunities presented.

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Communications Department
Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

17/02/2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service celebrated the induction of 239 Officers into its ranks in a short but memorable ceremony on Tuesday February 16, 2021, at the Golden Grove Parade Square.
The event, which signified the culmination of a lengthy and arduous journey for the members of Batch 673, was the second of its kind to be hosted under the tenure of Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan, with all COVID-19 protocols being observed.
Commissioner Pulchan, during his address, applauded the men and women for the resilience they demonstrated over the past year, given the numerous challenges experienced. He encouraged them to “exercise diligence, selflessness and humility in the execution of their duties as they are poised to face and step up to the continuum of demands necessary for the change that we seek.”
Special invited guest, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart Young, delivered the feature address. He commended the young officers and reminded them of their essential roles. He also reiterated his commitment to advance Prison Service Reform, particularly as it relates to legislation.
The newly inducted Officers were subjected to the established Training Programme aimed at equipping them with the necessary requirements in their transition to become officers. Their induction has seen the officer population elevate by almost 500 under one year.
We congratulate the members of Batch 673 on this tremendous feat.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service celebrated the induction of 239 Officers into its ranks in a short but memorable ...
17/02/2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service celebrated the induction of 239 Officers into its ranks in a short but memorable ceremony on Tuesday February 16, 2021, at the Golden Grove Parade Square.
The event, which signified the culmination of a lengthy and arduous journey for the members of Batch 673, was the second of its kind to be hosted under the tenure of Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan, with all COVID-19 protocols being observed.
Commissioner Pulchan, during his address, applauded the men and women for the resilience they demonstrated over the past year, given the numerous challenges experienced. He encouraged them to “exercise diligence, selflessness and humility in the execution of their duties as they are poised to face and step up to the continuum of demands necessary for the change that we seek.”
Special invited guest, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart Young, delivered the feature address. He commended the young officers and reminded them of their essential roles. He also reiterated his commitment to advance Prison Service Reform, particularly as it relates to legislation.
The newly inducted Officers were subjected to the established Training Programme aimed at equipping them with the necessary requirements in their transition to become officers. Their induction has seen the officer population elevate by almost 500 under one year.
We congratulate the members of Batch 673 on this tremendous feat.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan was presented with ten (10) laptops f...
17/02/2021

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan was presented with ten (10) laptops for the Public Defenders’ Department (PDD), from the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs (AGLA), for use in the nation’s prisons.
In an effort to strengthen and well-equip the Justice System of Trinidad and Tobago, the procurement of the laptops for the specific facilitation of virtual prison visits was undertaken. It is AGLA’s view that it will continue to be useful and viable post-COVID-19, as it is a more efficient alternative to in-person visits for the PDD, and will ensure prisoners’ access to their legal representatives.
Present at the handover at the Office of the Attorney General, were Attorney General, the Honourable Faris Al Rawi, Deputy Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Sherwin Bruce, and representatives from the Public Defenders’ Department.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to work with all relative agencies to facilitate arrangements required to ensure that persons placed in its care are afforded their legal representation.

Visitor arrested at Golden Grove PrisonOn Friday February 05, 2021, at around 11:40am,  several packets of plant like su...
05/02/2021

Visitor arrested at Golden Grove Prison

On Friday February 05, 2021, at around 11:40am, several packets of plant like substance were found in the possession of a visitor at the Golden Grove Prison. The visitor entered the scanning area, where the items were detected inside the sole of a shoe by the vigilant officers on duty. The Arouca Police was contacted and he was escorted to the Arouca Police Station where he is expected to be charged.

Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan, commends the continued counter-trafficking efforts of the Prison Service and officers attached to the Operations and Security Department for their tireless dedication. He is assuring members of the public that the Prison Service will continue to exercise all viable options to ensure that these lawless individuals face the full brunt of the law.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to hold its mandate of protecting society in high esteem, and is working diligently to ensure reduction and prevention of criminal activities.

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Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service
Communications Department

03/02/2021

NOTICE!!!

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service does NOT have any recruitment scheduled at this time.

Once a recruitment is scheduled, an ADVERTISEMENT indicating DATE, TIME and PLACE for applicants to present themselves, would be PUBLISHED on both traditional and social media.

An ENLISTMENT GUIDE, taken off our website, and currently being circulated, simply indicates the requirements for the positions available within the Prison Service. It is NOT an ADVERTISEMENT.

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Communications Department

A pleasant morning to everyone.First day of a new month means that no matter where you've been...today you get to start ...
01/02/2021

A pleasant morning to everyone.

First day of a new month means that no matter where you've been...today you get to start again. Seize it! 😊

Today, thirteen officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service graduated from the Train the Trainer Course in Hydr...
29/01/2021

Today, thirteen officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service graduated from the Train the Trainer Course in Hydroponics Production.

Ms. Wilhelmina Kissoonsingh, Director of Extension Training and Information Services Division of the Central Experiment Station, Centeno, and her team facilitated this program over a two weeks period which aimed to prepare the Prison Service for sustainability in this particular field.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service joins the rest of the nation in acknowledging the loss of a true mother of the so...
28/01/2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service joins the rest of the nation in acknowledging the loss of a true mother of the soil.
Rest In Peace Sandra ‘Singing Sandra’ Des Vignes and thank you for all your contributions!!
#legend #twotimecalypsomonarch

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service, in our continuing efforts to effectively serve members of the public, has introd...
26/01/2021

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service, in our continuing efforts to effectively serve members of the public, has introduced an online service to communicate with the Prison Welfare Department.

Do you have a question, query or concern as it relates to an inmate?

Kindly contact the Prison Welfare Department Monday to Friday during the hours 8am to 4pm via WhatsApp messages, only.

The undermentioned numbers are published for your information.

On Friday January 22, 2021, Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan, officially unveiled the newest addition t...
26/01/2021

On Friday January 22, 2021, Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan, officially unveiled the newest addition to the Physio-Therapy Unit, at the Prisons Sports Club.

A forty-foot container, transformed and outfitted with the equipment necessary to perform a range of functions which include massage therapy, injury recovery and aid in alleviating physical immobility or disabilities, now serves as the newest facility.

Commissioner Pulchan praised the efforts of the staff assigned to the unit for their commitment, dedication to their patients, and the continuous positive feedback of the services and treatments they engage in.
He urged officers, both active and retired to utilize the services available as they are for their physical benefit.
Several testimonies were given during the launch which saw the attendance of former Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Gerard Wilson, under whose tenure the Unit was established

Good morning!New Week...New Start...New Opportunities!
25/01/2021

Good morning!

New Week...
New Start...
New Opportunities!

11/01/2021

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”
– Josiah Gilbert Holland

Wishing everyone a pleasant and productive week ahead.

Today we feature the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service Band in our TBT post.....
07/01/2021

Today we feature the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service Band in our TBT post.....

05/01/2021

Prisons host First Working Day Interfaith Service

In observation of the first working day of 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service hosted an interfaith service on Monday January 04, 2021.

Aptly themed, 'By Endurance, We Conquer', invocations and blessings were delivered by representatives of the Christian, Hindu and Muslim faiths, in a short ceremony at the Golden Grove Prison Parade Square, whilst observing all Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.), Mr. Dennis Pulchan reminded all about the power of faith and placing confidence in God to get through turbulent times. He urged persons to be grateful, to inspire and most of all, to put God first in everything.

The service was attended by representatives from all Prison establishments and the different departments in an effort to promote fellowship and prayer throughout the organization.

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Communications Department
Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service

Trinidad & Tobago Prison Service's cover photo
05/01/2021

Trinidad & Tobago Prison Service's cover photo

01/01/2021

Happy New Year Trinidad and Tobago!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!! #staysafe
25/12/2020

Merry Christmas everyone!! #staysafe

May the Christmas season finish this year on a happy note and make room for a new year that is fresh and light. Season's...
25/12/2020

May the Christmas season finish this year on a happy note and make room for a new year that is fresh and light. Season's greetings everyone!
On behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

22/12/2020
Rise Maximum Radio, Radio With a Difference, Streaming From Behind The Prison Walls invites the Public to tune in to the...
11/12/2020

Rise Maximum Radio, Radio With a Difference, Streaming From Behind The Prison Walls invites the Public to tune in to their online Stream on 23rd and 24th December 2020.

URGENT NOTICE!!!The Service Commissions Department wishes to bring  the NOTICES published hereunder to the attention of ...
10/12/2020

URGENT NOTICE!!!

The Service Commissions Department wishes to bring the NOTICES published hereunder to the attention of the following Prisons Officers.

Mr. Rodney Wilson
Mr. Collin Charles
Mr. David Duncan
Mr. Christopher Lochan-Dass

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of the mentioned Officers, is kindly asked to advise of this notice.

Prison Service Livestock Section receives a quantity of sheep and rabbits courtesy the Ministry of Agriculture today at ...
08/12/2020

Prison Service Livestock Section receives a quantity of sheep and rabbits courtesy the Ministry of Agriculture today at Centeno Livestock Station. In addition several rabbits were received courtesy the Sugar-cane Feed Station. #onthepathtoselfsufficiency

05/12/2020

VISITS TO RESUME AT PRISONS

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is advising that visits to its facilities, with the exception of the Claxton Bay Correctional Facility, will resume with effect from Tuesday December 08, 2020. It should be noted that the safety measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) remain in full effect.

In our continuing efforts to effectively serve members of the public as well as to keep contamination risks at minimum within our environment, the undermentioned guidelines are published for your information.

*Each facility will be conducting fifty (50) scheduled visits daily; Monday to Friday for remanded inmates from 8:00am to 1:00pm, while Tuesdays and Thursdays are allocated for convicted inmates from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

*Visits will be restricted to one (01) per week for remanded inmates and one (01) per month for convicted inmates.

*Requests for visits MUST be made via the Prisons WhatsApp facility at 473- 6713. Visitors must provide his/her name, the inmate’s name and location and he/she will be given a date and time for the visit.

*Only one (01) visitor will be allowed unto the compound to visit an inmate.

*Visitors MUST wear masks and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines as advised.

*Visitors must be on time to ensure a smooth and effective process.

*Visit areas will be sanitized after each visit.

*No items will be allowed to be brought into the prison for the inmates.

*Deposits to the Prison Commissary will be accommodated but purchases will not be allowed by the visitor.

*Virtual visits will continue via the ZOOM application.

The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to adhere to public health ordinances and make decisions accordingly. As we adapt to the ‘new normal’ in providing an essential service to members of the public, the health, safety and well-being of our employees and charges are critical, as are our ongoing attempts to maintain safe and secure environments and public safety.

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Communications Department
Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service

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C/o Prison Administrative Offices, 10-14 Phillips Street
Port Of Spain

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

18686237070

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Goodday my brother i n msp keep making requests to get his clothes since before xmas n up to now no one has called to say bring it he said up to last monday he filled a request form again n still to this morning w e didnt get a call n i kno others family three families i know with someone ón the inside n they all got calls n carried clothing ..now we all kno wat happened last year he didnt get clothing since yar before
Good morning I heard that prisoners only getting one piece of meet when they used to get two pieces their is a covid-19 out break in the prison why give the prisoners less food to eat in this situation come on me pulchan don't under feed the prisoners if nothing is done about this I will take it to higher authorities
Morning I have some info someone gave me about two men ducking about close to two weeks now that got the covid-19 it's Samuel Maharaj an Michael Maharaj two brothers the info said Clive Smart was in contact with them plz help remove them so others can't get the virus thank you
What i would like to know is how much more have to die before something is done to protect your officers. You telling me Mr Francis was just buried eveybody forget and gone about their business now i reading another was jus gun down. Is it fair that these officers risking their lives and that of their family on a daily basis to be gunned down like dogs with no chance to defend themselves. Whyyyyy? Enough is enough stop talking and start acting.
Good morning is the Prisons Administration office opened today? I have spent almost 15 minutes on the telephone calling 623-7070 and tried the following extensions to no avail: 0, 5101;5102;5103;5105;5107;5108;5211;5217;5219;5222;5224;5301;5312;5313;5314. I am seeing a WhatsApp number 473-6713 which I also tried to no avail. May you PLEASE provide a working telephone number and extension. Thank you.
Morning am very disturb about what am hearing about the MSP gym because nobody can't exercise or even have their music classes pursue because the gym is closed but yet still soft drinks and snacks seasoning etc does be selling at the gym why is that happening when it has a prison canteen for that an am talking about MSP prison can someone look into it please
Hi good night I not to long reach home from work I have some info concerning your ration room at MSP Mr. Pulchan prisoners in the store room does be selling out the stuff when I say stuff I mean tins of corn beef, Chicken etc. I would like you to look into this I sent this here because I want it to be dealt with internal please don't let it reach in the news papers am going to give u names now of the prisoners that is doing this so u can have them removed Peter Benjamin, Junior Phillip, Steve Steven an that's it now the officers that does run the racket is( Lakai, A Bach) (Ramcharan& Sooklal B Bach) (Axe) these officers works in the ration room an they trade the stuff for cigarettes & Alcohol an cash thank you Mr Pulchan you are the best commissioner I know you will clean it up thanks!!!
I see the agricultural department of our Prison contributing greatly to the food security of Trinibago. We've got lands and labour. Other than the acreage that are under the purview of Prison, there are dozens of abandoned and underutilised estates that the government owns. In addition those youth camp facilities that are left in a state of abandonment can be rejuvenated, they were in top condition once. Perhaps a conversation can be had between Prison and the relevant government authorities to utilise these avenues to rehabilitate and provide labour to these and other facilities.
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I am very proud of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service