Eleven juvenile offenders were in all Monday recpatured after they escaped late Sunday afternoon from the New Opportunity Corps at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast.
Police said several male inmates had a disagreement among themselves and they eventually went upstairs where they stole the keys to the facility, opened the doors and exited.
Investigations revealed that at about 5:15 PM six females and five males fled the detention facility for youths.
Two females were recaptured shortly after, police said, adding that “the others were recaptured about 06:00h this (Monday) morning not far from the facility.
Recently, President David Granger visited the New Opportunity Corps and expressed the view that a number of the offenders should not have been incarcerated for the offence of wandering.
The Rights of the Child Commission has also expressed similar concerns that wandering remains an offence.