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Corrections officer raises U.S. flag upside down at prison

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Department of Corrections has launched yet another internal affairs investigation, this after an officer raised the American flag upside down at the prison. According to agency director Jose San Agustin the officer admitted he rushed putting the flags up this morning due to the rain and didn't realize the mistake until it was brought to his attention by visitors.

An upside down American flag is a signal of distress.

San Agustin told KUAM News he is extremely disappointed, adding, "This is another no excuse incident, there are only two eyelets on the flag."

This latest IS investigation follows videos KUAM obtained of an officer getting a foot massage and another of officers singing and playing instruments in the doc chapel, as well as pictures of an inmate and officer sitting together - in one picture the inmate is holding a cell phone and in another the same guard is apparently sleeping while the inmate is looking at the cell phone.

San Agustin says notices of proposed adverse actions for those matters will be issued in the next few days.

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