Tag: Overcrowding

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

Strengthened prosecutorial services key to addressing Guyana’s overcrowded prisons

Strengthened prosecutorial services key to addressing Guyana’s overcrowded prisons

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- September 12, 2020

- Court Superintendent Office handed over - Unemployed youths with law degrees to be hired to support prosecutors Strengthening of ... Read More

Steel cells for Camp Street Prison on site

Steel cells for Camp Street Prison on site

Staff Writer Staff Writer- April 4, 2019

– to be assembled soon ─ govt addressing current overcrowding at prisons across the country DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 4, ... Read More

Measures to address overcrowding in prisons moving apace

Measures to address overcrowding in prisons moving apace

Staff Writer Staff Writer- May 10, 2017

GINA, GUYANA, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 The government is tackling overcrowding in the prisons by looking for alternatives for pre-trial ... Read More

Alternative sentencing being explored towards reducing prison overcrowding

Alternative sentencing being explored towards reducing prison overcrowding

Staff Writer Staff Writer- November 8, 2016

GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 The Ministry of Legal Affairs is in consultation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), ... Read More

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