Pris­on­ers refuse ‘granny’, de­mand steak for break­fast

Weekend Mirror - - EDITORIAL -

Pris­on­ers at the Ge­orge­town Prison Tues­day morn­ing kicked doors and be­haved dis­or­derly to de­mand steak for break­fast, but the mi­nor un­rest was quelled af­ter se­nior se­cu­rity sec­tor of­fi­cers spoke with them, Di­rec­tor of Pris­ons Glad­win Sa­muels said.

He said about 12 of the in­mates there kicked doors, say­ing they wanted the special meat cut for break­fast.

“Sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol. The es­capees wanted steak for break­fast and it was not avail­able,” he told the me- dia. He later told De­mer­ara Waves On­line News that the 800 other pris­on­ers con­sumed por­ridge also known by pris­on­ers as “granny”

The Pris­ons Di­rec­tor said the mi­nor un­rest was quelled af­ter him­self and the Com­man­der for the Guyana Po­lice Force’s ‘A’ Di­vi­sion, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mar­lon Chap­man spoke with the in­mates.

There has been un­ease at the Ge­orge­town and Lusig­nan Pris­ons dat­ing back to last July when in­mates burnt the max­i­mum se­cu­rity jail in the city, forc­ing au­thor­i­ties to trans­fer more than 1,000 in­mates to the Lusig­nan pen­i­ten­tiary.

While held in a walled pas­ture next to the Lusig­nan Prison build­ing, 13 if them es­caped through a muddy hole un­der the foun­da­tion of the fence. Most of the pris­on­ers have since been re­cap­tured.

The Ge­orge­town Prison’s con­crete block has since been re­ha­bil­i­tated and the very bad, high-risk pris­on­ers have since been re­lo­cated from Lusig­nan.

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