CoI to be held into July 9 prison escape and fire

There is to be a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into last Sunday’s jailbreak which resulted in one death, injuries, escapes and a mostly destroyed Camp Street prison, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan revealed yesterday during discussions with a group of Opposition MPs at Parliament Buildings.

PPP/C Executive member Clement Rohee who led a four-member opposition delegation has since questioned the need for this saying that the bulk of the recommendations from the last inquiry – made just over a year ago – are yet to be implemented. He said his party will now discuss the matter and decide on a way forward.

A release issued by government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) said that Ramjattan, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson; Commissioner of Police, …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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