Tag: Prison

861 inmates graduate from ground-breaking courses

861 inmates graduate from ground-breaking courses

Staff Writer Staff Writer- January 14, 2022

Eight hundred and sixty-one inmates housed at the Mazaruni, New Amsterdam, Camp Street and Timehri Prisons were on Wednesday (January ... Read More

CORRECTION TO GPS PRESS RELEASE

CORRECTION TO GPS PRESS RELEASE

Staff Writer Staff Writer- November 22, 2020

Further to the Press Release naming three (03) prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison (Holding Bay) on November 21, ... Read More

Home Affairs Minister visits Lusignan Prison

Home Affairs Minister visits Lusignan Prison

Staff Writer Staff Writer- August 23, 2020

The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Robeson Benn, made an impromptu visit on Saturday, August 22, 2020, to the Lusignan ... Read More

Lusignan Prison escapee recaptured

Lusignan Prison escapee recaptured

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- April 30, 2020

—Three remain on the run DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 30, 2020 Sasenarine Bisnauth, one of the four prisoners who recently ... 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

Proposed amendment of Narcotic Act submitted to National Assembly

Proposed amendment of Narcotic Act submitted to National Assembly

Isaiah Braithwaite Isaiah Braithwaite- July 11, 2019

─ if debated and approved, this could see the removal of custodial sentences for persons caught in possession of 30 ... Read More

Three years in prison for woman convicted of trafficking young girl

Three years in prison for woman convicted of trafficking young girl

Staff Writer Staff Writer- May 28, 2018

- ‘Justice was served’-TIP Coordinator DPI, Guyana, Monday, May 28, 2018 Loretta Hyman, a shopkeeper of Parika, East Bank Essequibo ... Read More

$118M prison boat to sail by November month end

$118M prison boat to sail by November month end

Staff Writer Staff Writer- October 6, 2017

DPI, Guyana, Friday, October 6, 2017 Prisoners are soon to be transported to the Mazaruni high-level security prison via a ... 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

Minister Lawrence visits New Amsterdam Prison

Minister Lawrence visits New Amsterdam Prison

Staff Writer Staff Writer- September 29, 2016

Georgetown, Guyana – (September 29, 2016) Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence on Thursday took a first hand look at the ... Read More

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