Hong Kong prison officers go through tough training

Thirty-five correctional services officers who received tactical and firearms training have been deployed to escort high-risk inmates and deal with emergencies in Hong Kong prisons. Members of the regional response team will be equipped with weapons such as pepper ball launchers and rifles which fire bean-bag rounds. But the department denied the special team – established in September – was a publicity stunt to improve the image of correctional staff or the result of worsening violence at detention facilities, but rather a continuing drive to professionalise their duties. Full story: http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2050158/hong-kong-prison-officers-go-through-tough-training-regime