Confirmation came from the Ministry of National Security which said Mr. Neptune is to serve in the position for a period of two years.
Mr. Neptune was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service between 1988 and 2007.
He served as Legal Advisor to Homicide Bureau of Investigation South during the period 2003 to 2007.
As stated in Section 20 of the Prisons Act, the Inspector of Prisons has the power to:
(a) examine any person holding office or receiving any salary or emolument in the prison;
(b) call for or inspect all books and papers relating thereto;
(c) inquire in all matters relating to prison; and
(d) examine every prisoner or other person who he finds in the prison and thinks it fit to examine, either alone or in the presence of such persons as the Inspector thinks fit."