With an establishment of 6 951 staff, CSD manages 29 correctional facilities comprising correctional institutions, half-way houses and custodial wards of public hospitals.The correctional institutions include minimum, medium and maximum security prisons, a psychiatric centre and training, detention, rehabilitation and drug addiction treatment centres.
The TV report Thursday did not say if the letter, which was mailed with a gold-coloured bullet, explicitly linked the threat with the sex photo scandal and did not specify the type of harm Chen could suffer if he ignored it.
Cable TV publicist Jacqueline Cheung said the letter did not specifically mention the sex photos scandal. postage stamps stuck on it and the return address was in Pennsylvania, Cable TV said.
She was not able to say if it specifically threatened Chen's life. The station's footage showed no postmarks on the letter.
For the health of persons in custody, CSD actively supports the Government’s anti-smoking policy and promotes a no smoking culture among persons in custody through various anti-smoking measures including education, propaganda, counseling and smoking cessation courses.
In addition to assigning Tung Tau Correctional Institution as the first "No Smoking Correctional Facility" on 1 January 2013, CSD assigned Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution as the second “No Smoking Correctional Facility” on 1 December 2014 to accommodate adult persons in custody who do not smoke.