Former national player Clayton Morris, who had been co-ordinating the Futsal programme inside the prisons, denied that he was the one responsible for bringing the food, some of which was turned back by deceased Superintendent Wayne Jackson in July 2018.
“One of the officers escorted me into the jail and I brought in equipment, trophies, and drinks,” said Morris
“I was not responsible for bringing any wild meat into the prison at all. In fact, I did not know anything about it. It was the caterers that brought in the food and then I got a call that there was wild meat. I told them I did not know anything about that.
“Something came in and I got blamed for it. It was not what I had ordered. They told me that something came in, in a bucket and I told them I did not know about that,” he insisted.
Morris said in the past he had complied with all the rules and regulations set down by prison officials.
“If anything is not supposed to go in by the gate then It will not get past the gate,” he said.
Questioned about allowing an inmate’s wife into his vehicle and driving onto the compound Morris said: “They have to do what they do. I really don’t have any comment on that. I followed all the rules most of the time. “How could they say I breached the rules?”
Morris said the wife of the inmate was not allowed to go into the prison compound with him, but rather was sent back to enter the civilian entrance and was subjected to the routine search.
However, Prisons Commissioner Gerald Wilson, who had cause to call Morris and caution him after this incident, said that the female visitor was in fact allowed to go through the same entrance that Morris was allowed in after she was thoroughly searched.
Wilson explained that Morris was allowed to enter the MSP compound with his vehicle and he would normally be searched because of the Futsal program. However, civilians Wilson explained had to pass through the entrance designated for civilians and be subjected to a search.
SOURCE: T&T Guardian