Camp St prisoner still hospitalised after altercation with cellmate

One of the two prisoners who were hospitalised after an altercation at the Camp Street jail on Sunday evening remains admitted at the Georgetown Public Hospital in stable condition.

The two prisoners, cellmates Rawle Franklyn and Lorenzo Forde, were rushed to the hospital for treatment following the altercation, which was said to have been the result of an old feud.

Forde, who was stabbed in the palm of one of his hands, was treated and discharged, while Franklyn, who sustained wounds to his hands and chest, is still a patient in the institution and is said to be in a stable condition.

Prisons Director Carl Graham on Sunday evening said the altercation between the cellmates started around 6.30 pm. At that time, Graham said, the prison authorities got a statement from Forde and were awaiting clearance to take a statement from Franklyn.

Last evening, Graham said investigations are still ongoing and investigators are checking to see if there was more to the altercation than the claim by the men that it stemmed from an old feud.

This incident has come in the wake of the major prison unrest, which left 17 prisoners dead on March 3.

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