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AG weighs in on DepCor situation

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Office of the Attorney General chimes in following recent events at the Department of Corrections.

According to a release from the OAG, the agency received a declaration filed in the superior court today relative to the arrest of inmate Alex Castro. The release states the arrest was made because Castro repeatedly punched a fellow inmate in the face and body causing severe bruising. Both Castro and the victim were housed in the halfway house. Castro was arrested on Tuesday afternoon charged with aggravated assault.

The release notes that the halfway house is only meant for those who have completed most of their period of incarceration and that it remains unclear why Castro was housed there because he’s only five months into his five year sentence.

The release adds that the agency expresses disappointment that after all the work done by the Guam Police Department, the OAG, and the superior court, that DOC would house a violent person such as Castro who is trained in mixed martial arts, in the halfway house.

As we reported, Castro's placement in the halfway house prompted an Internal Affairs investigation, as a result KUAM sources confirm the warden along with a DOC officer were placed on administrative leave. KUAM sources say the two are under investigation for allegedly accepting gratuities.

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