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‘Pilgrim is not fit to run a prison’ – released inmate testifies

A former inmate of the Camp Street Prison, Patrick Narine has testified that the Officer in Charge of the Camp Street Prison, Superintendent Kevin Pilgrim is unfit to direct the affairs of a penal facility. Narine gave the opinion while testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison riot on Thursday, April 7. Under cross examination by ...

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Prisoner says Wardens sell seized phones to inmates

Convicted prisoner Carl Browne has told the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest that cellular phones would be smuggled into the prison via prison wardens and prisoners would have to pay for them. Browne who is known for having a Facebook profile that is frequently updated did not spare any effort in revealing information about the obtaining ...

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CoI Chairman, Prison Attorney square off over release of video evidence

The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison riot, James Patterson and the Joint Services Attorney Selwyn Pieters were engaged in a heated exchange on Tuesday morning as the Commission met for a sitting. Patterson raised some concerns about the manner in which video evidence was released to the public and that evidence was not available ...

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Officers helped open door, but did not go into burning prison block – CoI hears

  Camp Street Prison inmate Steve Richard Bacchus has testified that police officers and prison wardens made attempts to open the doors that blocked inmates from coming out of Capital A, but once that door opened law enforcement refused to enter. Bacchus was at the time giving testimony at the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street Prison riot ...

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Tempers flare as legal counsel demanded for CoI witnesses

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram on Thursday demanded that inmates appearing at the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry (CoI) be given legal representation when giving their testimonies at the Commission. This is despite Ram offering the services of members of the Bar association in a pro-bono manner for persons appearing before the Commission. He said ...

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Was there a plot to burn down the Camp Street Prison?

  As officials at the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street Prison riot cross examining witnesses on Wednesday, the question of whether there was a plot by the prisoners to burn down the prison. The question was posed by attorney at law Dexter Todd and was put to inmate Michael Lewis who was appearing before the Commission for ...

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CoI team tours Camp Street prison again

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street prison riot again toured the prison facility, this time to give the new additions to the team a sense of the layout of the facility where the fatal fire occurred. The new members who benefitted from the tour includes Guyana Bar Association President (GBA) Christopher Ram, Attorney Representing the Guyana Police ...

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