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 ...Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
16 prisoners dead, five others injured in violent Georgetown Prison unrest
The death toll in Thursday’s violent unrest at the Georgetown Prison has risen to 16, even as authorities said calm has been restored to the maximum security facility. Guyana’s Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the incident was also engaging the attention of President David Granger. One of the prisoners died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation while the bodies ...Read More »