Former Principal Officer of the Guyana Prison Service claims prison authorities violated her rights – 3rd Apr 2013
The woman Suzie Wong-Yip said, after working in the prison service for five years she was given a raw deal.
Yip said it all started in July last year when she was suspended on alleged misconduct.
During her tenure, Wong-Yip, who is an electrician by trade said she taught inmates Basic Electrician Installation and trained approximately 50 inmates of whom 25 successfully completed training. According to the former prison officer after she returned to work things did not go well.
She said she was transferred to Timehri and was forced to work 14 hours per day with any proper food. Yip said what was more troubling she was not given a notice of transfer.
The woman was forced to resign last December, but has since taken up her case with the Office of the President, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, the Human Rights Association and the Prison Service Welfare Service. But according to Yip, to date, no action has been taken in the matter.