Prisons Director unable to confirm if Camp St fire inspection done for year

Director of Prisons Carl Graham yesterday said fire prevention inspections are done regularly at the Camp Street jail but he was unable to confirm if any were done for the year.

Graham yesterday took the witness stand once more before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the fatal prison fire, which claimed the lives of 17 inmates, and he was subject to questioning about the general operations of the prison.

When Commission Counsel Excellence Dazzell asked how often fire prevention inspections are done at the prison, Graham said at regular intervals but was unable to say if any were done for the year. He also communicated that those reports are sent to the Ministry of Public Security, which would then advise the Prison Service on the recommendations.

The Commission Counsel, however,….