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A former Deputy Prison Chief has reacted to the latest news that has put correctional officers under scrutiny.

This comes after the first female correctional officer who was working the morning shift at the Bordelais Correctional Facility was arrested on drug charges.

Police reports indicate that the officer was searched in keeping with standard operating procedures of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).

During the search conducted by the Special Operations Response Team, the individual was found to be carrying in her handbag, a quantity of substance suspected to be hash, concealed in what appeared to be a cake.

Mr Gus Small says the situation is one where officers are placed in situations where they face temptation on a daily basis and that resisting it can be difficult.

From a management standpoint he says there is strict adherence to procedure in handling the matter when a correctional officer is found wanting.

The officer has been escorted into police custody and is expected to be charged at a later date. The correctional officer is said to be a resident of Vieux Fort, and has been employed with the BCF since 2007.
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