-Prison Service refutes Kaieteur News report of prisoner dying in cell
The administration of the Guyana Prison Service completely refutes the Kaieteur News’ article “Forgotten Prisoner dies in cell” dated December 28, 2010.
“The administration irrefutably states that the prison has no recorded death of any inmate during the period stated nor any prisoner by the name of Barnes at the Georgetown Prison,” a statement from the Prison Service said last evening. “The administration is deeply concerned with the continuous flow of mis-information from the Kaieteur News in relation to operations of the Georgetown Prison that has no merit. A number of these articles are mischievous in nature and contribute to disquietude in the prison environment, tarnishes the professional image of the Guyana Prison Service, and de-motivates the hard working staff of the Prison Service,” the statement continued.
“The Christmas season was quiet throughout the five locations and void of any major incidents. Prisoners were served with their traditional Christmas meals, played games and viewed the television as a part of their relaxation.
“The Prison administration wishes to remind the management of Kaieteur News that such irresponsible reporting can impact on the security of the prisons and can have disastrous consequences to the society at large. It is expected that an apology be made,” the statement concluded.