57 early release prisoners identified

The Ministry of Public Security yesterday identified the 57 prisoners who were recently granted an early release by Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in the wake of the devastation of the Camp Street Prison.

A statement issued by Ramjattan’s office yesterday afternoon said he released the prisoners by virtue of the ministerial powers vested in him by the constitution and based on the advice from senior prison officials, who testified to the prisoners’ characters and good behaviour.

The prisoners were released during the course of the week following the fire at the Camp Street Prison on Sunday.

The statement, which misspelt the names of some of the convicts, did not identify the offences for which they were convicted. However, where possible Stabroek News has listed the offence based on its records.

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