Prison guard punched by inmate in Nafplio detention facility


The Federation of Greek Prison Employees on Thursday condemned the beating of a newly appointed prison guard by an inmate at the detention facility of Nafplio in the Peloponnese.

According to the federation, the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, when a Georgian inmate hit the guard repeatedly in the face while the prisoner was being transferred to the prison’s secretariat. There was no provocation, it added.

“This is indicative of the sloppiness with which new colleagues have literally been thrown into prisons, without any planning or coordination by those responsible in our ministry,” the federation said in a press release. It also described the incident as an additional entry on a “long list of violence and lawlessness” at prisons.

It also said the incident is added to a “long list of violence and lawlessness” in prisons.