Former cops turned convicts not a problem for the prison says Kolbe Foundation CEO
A number of high-profile criminals and former members of Belize security forces are among the population of the Belize Central Prison. Most recently, a former cop was sentenced to three years in prison on drug trafficking charges. Today, the CEO of the Kolbe Foundation, Virgilio Murrillo, was asked if former cops, who may run into familiar faces, pose a security issue to themselves or the prison. Here is his response.
Virgilio Murillo, CEO, Belize Central Prison: “We are managing inmates as far as I’m concerned. I don’t know that there’s any differentiation based on your race or your sex or whatever, your work. So these guys will fall into line just like any other prisoner as far as I’m aware and the only time they would find themselves getting into any trouble at all would be if they violate prison rules because they fall under the rules they’re no different than any other prisoner and they will face the same consequences once they step out of line so that is all I can say. They’re not a management issue for the prison lets put it that way. Absolutely not or a security risk as far as we are concerned.”