22 Jan 2019

Samoa prison service suspends outside work programmes

3:16 pm on 22 January 2019

Samoa's prison service has suspended sending inmates to work outside, after a male prisoner was found drunk and a woman inmate became pregnant.

A Samoan prison guard

A Samoan prison guard Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Tipi Autagavaia

The justice ministry's chief executive, Palai'i John Taimalelagi Afele, said outside work programmes have been suspended until an investigation is completed.