Tag: Director of Prisons

Released prisoners served one-third of their sentences

Released prisoners served one-third of their sentences

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- December 23, 2020

- Minister Benn Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Robeson Benn says the 65 prisoners who were released early had each ... Read More

Ministry of Home Affairs Press Release on contraband find at Lusignan Prison

Ministry of Home Affairs Press Release on contraband find at Lusignan Prison

Staff Writer Staff Writer- December 7, 2020

The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Robeson Benn has been briefed by the Director of Prisons, Mr. Gladwin Samuels regarding ... Read More

Cabinet considering Bill to remove jail time for small quantities of marijuana

Synieka Thorne Synieka Thorne- November 26, 2020

A draft Bill which seeks to remove custodial sentence for persons found with small quantities of marijuana is currently engaging ... Read More

Additional quarantine facility established for positive COVID-19 inmates

Additional quarantine facility established for positive COVID-19 inmates

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- September 16, 2020

–Testing has commenced on inmates and prison staff Director of Prisons, Mr. Gladwin Samuels has said that an additional quarantine ... Read More

Provisions being made for more prisoners to be tested -Director of Prisons

Provisions being made for more prisoners to be tested -Director of Prisons

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- September 16, 2020

–Prison doctors being trained to administer COVID-19 test Director of Prisons, Mr. Gladwin Samuels says provisions are being made for ... Read More

Construction of additional cells at Camp Street Prison recommences

Construction of additional cells at Camp Street Prison recommences

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- September 4, 2020

Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels The construction of additional cells at the Camp Street Prison has recommenced. This was disclosed ... Read More

Four Prisoners escape Lusignan prison

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- April 20, 2020

DPI, Guyana, Monday, April 20, 2020 Four prisoners who were being held at the Lusignan Prison escaped last night while ... Read More

Swift action averts fire at Camp Street Prison

Swift action averts fire at Camp Street Prison

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- March 20, 2020

DPI, Guyana, Friday, March 20, 2020 Quick action by prison officers brought an end to a fire that was set ... Read More

8 Prisoners graduate from anger management course

8 Prisoners graduate from anger management course

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- June 12, 2019

― rehabilitation of prisoners an ongoing process DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 “The programme carried a massive effect on ... Read More

Manhunt continues…

Manhunt continues…

Staff Writer Staff Writer- October 18, 2018

All efforts being made to recapture prison escapees   DPI, Guyana, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Director of Prisons (ag), Gladwin ... Read More

COVID-19 Alert!

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