Officials at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut have halted all in-person visits to the facility.
The move comes in the wake of a stabbing incident this past Sunday that resulted in the death of one inmate and severe injuries to another. Four inmates were reportedly involved in the incident.
According to a media release from the Ministry of Health & Social Development on Wednesday, prison visits are temporarily suspended “until further notice”.
However, items may be dropped off from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 12 noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Further information, the release said, will be issued once the facility returns to normal operations.
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