Guns delivered to Prison Service

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    250 firearms were today handed over to the Prison Service, to be included in its Keep and Carry System.

    For years there have been calls for the issuing of firearms to prison officers, to ensure their safety off the job.

    Back in April, contracts for keep and carry firearms were officially signed by National Security Minister of Stuart Young.

    In presenting the guns today, Mr Young said he was happy to deliver on the undertaking and assured that a number of measures were also being implemented to address the issues affecting the nation’s prisons.