Fresh unrest at Georgetown Prison

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 7:36 by Denis Chabrol

In the wake of the fiery death of 16  inmates of the Georgetown Prison,  prisoners there Friday morning  began fresh unrest.

Police were summoned to the maximum security prison to respond to the inmates making loud noises in one of the corridors, a top police officer told Demerara Waves Online News.

The police officer said the prisoners were also pelting bricks at prison wardens.  No fires have been lit but several of them have escaped through a hole in the wall of Section C.

Several other inmates are still hospitalized following the worst prison riot in Guyana’s history.

The inmates had originally become angered after security forces search the jail and found a quantity of narcotics, cellular phones and other prohibited items.