Prison boss hails jail wardens


CORRECTIONAL Services acting Commissioner Stephen Pokanis says commanding officers and prison guards have been trying their best and should therefore be acknowledged for their hard work.
Pokanis was responding to questions raised over recent prison breakouts in Kimbe and Madang.
“It is important to at least appreciate their hard work during the day and night to watch on detainees,” he said.
There is always risk in correctional management and it is difficult to build trust and respect between detainees and officers.
Five escapees were recaptured in Kimbe, three shot dead and one surrendered to police out of the 43 who escaped.
Three escapees from Beon prison in Madang remain at large .