Perpignan: a prison guard bitten to blood by an inmate

The facts took place this Thursday, March 30, 2023, at the end of the afternoon, in the disciplinary section of the detention center in Perpignan.

This Thursday, March 30, at 5.30 p.m., in the disciplinary section of the Perpignan detention center, while bringing a prisoner’s meal, a prison guard was caught and bitten until he bled. As a result, this Friday, March 31, the Perpignan prison officers decided to delay the call to 6:30 a.m., in support of their colleague.

In addition, the Ufap-Unsa Justice union is concerned about the profile of this particular detainee and is asking for his transfer. The man in question has already been transferred several times, from the Rodez prison, then from that of Carcassonne. “This is not his first incident. Spitting, noise, attacks on staff, insults, threats, display of his excrement on the walls of his cell, the list is long”denounces Pierre Grousset for the syndicate.

“However, these acts are a matter for psychiatry. What about specially equipped hospital units or units for difficult patients? We are asking for a minimum transfer to a unit for violent prisoners in Seysses and an immediate appearance with an exemplary criminal sanction “adds Pierre Grousset.