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Minimum Security Unit handed back to DepCor

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division relinquished Post 24, the Minimum Security Unit at the Department of Corrections yesterday evening. According to DepCor Director J.B. Palacios, they're going to sanitize the facility and ensure no contraband is found there.

This weekend, Palacios says the 43 individuals who were housed there will have to go through psychological evaluation for suitability and each one will be reviewed by the Adjudication Classification Committee. On Thursday, a minimum security inmate was murdered that morning inside his cell. Arlen Feranco was beaten and possibly strangled by another inmate, Steven Peredo Albertson.

In the meantime, Palacios says counseling is being made available for staff and inmates as part of mandates provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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