CrimeNews

Camp Street Prison break thwarted; hacksaw blades, cut steel bars uncovered

Prisoners after kicking out the walls of the Camp Street Jail back in 2017 beforeย 

The Guyana Prison and Fire Services Police and Defense Forces are on high alert after an observation at the Camp Street Jail revealed what could have been a plan being hatch to launch a prison break.

Director of Prisons acting, Senior Superintendent Gladwin Samuels in a statement noted that the observation was made while himself and other officers were interacting with inmates at the facility.

In the statement the DOP noted โ€œHacksaw blades were discovered during the search that are said to be the items used to cut the barsโ€

The press statement issues by the Director of Prisons

It was after observing that the bars from one of the cell were cut and covered with cloth, the joint serves was immediately contacted and an operation immediately conducted which reveal that another cell also had bars which were cut and stored.

The Director explained in the statement that an investigation which has since been launched will be seeking to determine several things, including how the hacksaw blades made it into the prison and why it only took his visit to observed that the bars where cut.
ย 
Two prisoners, namely Safrei Alexander and Ryan Jones are said to be masterminds of the plot to launch the prison break. Alexander was among one of the prisoners who escaped from Prison back in 2017 while Jones is serving a 28 year jail sentence for manslaughter.

Today when contacted for a comment, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said that this publication should speak with the Director of Prison as he, Ramjattan was busy.

Ramjattan is expected to take the stage today during the APNU+AFC election Campaign launch as he eyes the position of Prime Minister should the Coalition return to power.