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AFC Blaming Guyana Prison Service For Prison Break

Five days after four inmates escaped from the New Amsterdam prison, the opposition party the Alliance for Change is calling for a speedy investigation into the matter.

According to a statement from the Home Affairs Ministry a three-member Board will probe how the inmates breached the security mechanisms at the facility last Saturday.

But the AFC’s Presidential Candidate, Khemraj Ramjattan believes that the work of the Disciplined Forces will have to be enhanced in light of the recent incident.

Ramjattan said the Guyana Prison Service has once more proved to be incompetent when it comes to ensuring that criminals are kept safely behind bars. He noted that the 2002 Camp street jail break should have been an eye opener for the prison service.

A preliminary report indicated that the men, who were facing charges of robbery and murder, broke their way out of the prison by cutting through the flooring. Still law enforcement officials have not been able to track down the men.

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