A maximum security inmate in one of the safest prisons around the world goes viral, after fleeing as * xtape with himself and one of the prison guards, MTO News has learned.
The prison guard has been suspended without pay and the inmate is currently in solitary confinement following the incident, MTO News has learned.
So what exactly happened?
The Department of Corrections in South Africa, where the incident occurred, has details.
“A video with disturbing scenes of alleged sexual activity between an official and an inmate at Ncome Correctional Center, KZN, left the Department of Corrections (DCS) in dismay, embarrassment and drained …”
“Sexual activities between inmates and correctional officers are shameful incidents that can never be attributed to what is expected of our officers… The official involved has been identified and will be subject to a disciplinary process with immediate effect. Disciplinary measures were also instituted against the detainee.
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The video is very problematic, for a number of reasons given the power imbalance between prison officials and inmates. The prison guard may need to answer serious questions about consent and free will.
Yesterday morning #prisoner became the main trending topic on Twitter in South Africa – a mile and a half away – as public outrage continues to mount. It is unlikely that dust will settle on this issue for some time to come.