Rohee accuses gov’t of shelving PPP/C-led prison reforms

Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee yesterday said the former PPP/C administration had started the reformation of the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) but accused the current government of shelving it.

Following last Sunday’s jailbreak and fire at the Camp Street Prison in Georgetown, Rohee yesterday said the current David Granger-led administration should accept blame for the tragedy, in which six inmates escaped and a prison officer was killed, while some of his colleagues were wounded.

While critics have said that the prison system deteriorated significantly under Rohee’s watch, he told Sunday Stabroek yesterday that checks of the records would see that several initiatives were taken during his tenure, including the creation of a new strategic plan spearheaded by a Strategic Management Board comprising civilians. He said he is unclear what has happened to this board.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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