Recaptured prisoners create unrest at Camp St jail

-over demand for steak breakfast

Security officials were yesterday morning called to the Georgetown Prison after several recaptured prisoners, who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison pasture in July, started to behave disorderly after their demands to have steak for breakfast were not met.

Acting Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels confirmed that the unrest began around 10.30am. “The situation is under control. The escapees wanted steak for breakfast and it was not available,” Samuels said.

He referred to the escapees as a few of the prisoners who were recaptured after escaping from the Lusignan Prison pasture. They were relocated to the Camp Street facility.

Stabroek News was told that several senior law enforcement officials, including the Commander of ‘A’ Division, were called in to quell the situation.

Thirteen inmates had escaped from the holding facility at Lusignan on July 24 during a heavy downpour, after digging a tunnel that took them under the fence and into the backlands. Eleven of them were recaptured, while one was killed, leaving only Paul Goriah on the run.

Since the July 9 jailbreak from the Georgetown Prison, during which six prisoners escaped, there have been a series of events unfolding at the various prison facilities.

Two of the prisoners, Bartica massacre convict Mark Royden Williams and Cobena Stephens, remain on the lam.

Two weeks ago, Williams was spotted in Linden with murder accused escapee Uree Varswyk, who was shot dead during a confrontation with the Joint Services.

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