New holding area for Camp St prisoners to be handed over today

Works on the Lusignan Prison to accommodate inmates from the gutted Camp Street jail are almost complete and the facility would be handed over to the Guyana Prison Service today, a statement from the Ministry of Public Security said last night.

Following the destruction of the Camp Street Prison by fire two Sundays ago, construction began on a semi-permanent facility to house inmates who were transferred to the Lusignan jail on the East Coast of Demerara as an emergency step.

The statement from the ministry said that the transfer of prisoners from the current open-air holding area to the newly constructed facility will commence today.

This announcement was made following a visit by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday afternoon.

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Friday after a meeting with the Private Sector Commission had said …to continue reading this article, please subscribe. ¬†Already a subscriber ?¬†Sign In

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