Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has condemned the killing of two prison warders, including one who was gunned down as he held his daughter's hand.
Dr. Rowley promised that everything possible will be done to protect correctional officers and their families.
The Prime Minister also sought to assure that the State will not bow to prisoners and surrender the nation's jails.
The most recent incident in which a prison officer was targeted was on Wednesday.
A police officer was shot in El Dorado during an attempt on a female prison officer's life.
However, two other warders did not survive the attacks against them.
One was gunned down on Monday and other last Friday.
Prison Commissioner Dennis Pulchan has said he will leave no stone unturned in the quest to find those responsible for what is believed to be hits ordered from behind prison walls.
He said various arms of law enforcement, mobilised by National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds, have started working together to protect the remaining prison officers also marked for death.