Transfer of remaining prisoners to be completed this evening

DPI, GUYANA, Monday, July 24, 2017

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan announced that Eighty Six (86) prisoners being held in the holding area at the Lusignan Prison complex will be transferred to the Brick Prison at Camp Street. He noted that the prison has been sufficiently completed to house the inmates.

“I had wanted an administrative building, an infirmary and a couple of other things to be built before we had them there but we now have to fast track that because of the fact of their behavior

According to the Security Minister, the holding area at the Lusignan prison held 99 inmates and 13 escaped during a period of heavy rainfall early this morning.

Minister Ramjattan noted that there will be increased security both at Lusignan and Camp St, inclusive of improvements of the security infrastructure, more perimeter patrols, surveillance lights and cameras and continued clearing of the surrounding areas. There will also be increased security checks on all prisoners throughout the day.

Acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said that” the process for the transfer is on its way and security is being increased”.

There are 17 fugitives on the run.

They are:

1.Clive Forde – Murder

2.Teshawn McKenzie – Armed Robbery

3.Winston Long – Armed Robbery

4.Kerry Cromwell – Murder

5.Pascal Smith – Murder

6.Odel Roberts – Murder

7.Kendall Skeete – Murder

8.Paul Goriah – Robbery/Murder

9.Jamal Forde – Robbery/Murder

10.Jamal Joseph – Inflicted Grievous Bodily Harm

11.Rayon Jones – Discharged Loaded Firearm

12.Jason Howard – Murder

13.Shawn Harris – Murder

  1. Mark Royden Durant aka Smallie – Murder
  2. Uree Varswyck aka Malcolm Gordon – Robbery/Murder
  3. Cobena Stephens
  4. Stafrei Alexander


By: Gabriela Patram





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