Maafushi Prison put on alert

Police entering Maafushi Prison in 2019 to conduct a search operation | Photo: PSM

K.Atoll, Maldives – Maafushi Prison in K.Atoll has reportedly been brought to a State of Emergency.

Commissioner of Prisons Ahmed Mohamed Fulhu has stated that after reports that some individuals have entered the Maafushi Prison area unlawfully, the prison has been brought to a state of emergency.

He clarified that no inmates have escaped from the correctional facility.

Maldives Police Service have revealed that Prison officers and Police are now conducting a search operation in the area due to the incident.

However, since it is an ongoing operation, more details cannot be revealed just yet, said Police.

The incumbent administration has previously vowed to improve conditions in jails and to prioritize the rehabilitation of inmates, making them functioning members of society.