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GUYANA: Two prisoners die after mayhem erupts at Lusignan Prison

It was the latest eruption of deadly unrest at the Lusignan Prison.

  • A statement from the prison service follows:

The Guyana Prison Service wishes to report that, about 07:30 hours on 2020-09-19, staff at the Lusignan Prison encountered refusals of the acceptance of meals. This situation was immediately brought to the attention of the facility administrators who engaged the prisoners to hear their concerns and to address those where possible. However, the prisoners refused to engage the administrators and demanded to see the Minister of Home Affairs.      Continue reading

Guyana Prisons: Asking once more—Who’s minding the store? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Please revert me back to the realm of reality or normalcy following the asking of the above-question.  It was recently reported that personnel of Guyana Prison Service foiled an escape plot by several inmates of the Georgetown Prison on Camp Street.  Reports state that on Friday January 3, 2020 on or around 10.45 a.m., during interaction with prisoners in the Security Block by the Acting Director of Prisons and other ranks, it was discovered that several bars of a cell had been cut and secured with a cloth.

Of ironical note is the fact that one of the architects of this  likely escape bid Stafrei Alexander, serving a life sentence for attempted murder was also one of the six inmates who had successfully escaped from the same institution in July 2017, during a jailbreak that gutted the colonial era facility.  Immediate search operation revealed that not only the bars of his cell were cut, but also that of another cell.          Continue reading

President Jagdeo lauded for making Joint Services a ‘cohesive unit’

President Jagdeo lauded for making Joint Services a ‘cohesive unit’

The Guyana Chronicle Friday, 18 November 2011  (From GINA  report)

 …advises that they remain vigilant against those who would seek to divide the country

MEMBERS of the Joint Services (Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Prison Service) yesterday hosted an appreciation ceremony at the Police Officers’ Mess, Eve Leary, to honour their Commander-in-Chief, President Bharrat Jagdeo, who, within a few days, will be demitting Office. Addressing the President, Chief Fire Officer Marlon Gentle said that President Jagdeo, under whose tenure the Joint Services benefitted tremendously, has made some indelible marks with regard to Guyana’s development.        Continue reading