13 Lusignan prisoners escape, manhunt launched

The new holding area of the Lusignan Prison which houses hundreds of prisoners transferred from Camp Street. The inmates were previously held in a swampy pasture which now houses 90 hardened inmates that were segregated for fear that they might cause trouble.  (DPI photo)

13 hardened prisoners who were relocated from the now destroyed Camp Street prison and housed in the swampy pasture of the Lusignan penitentiary, among the 90 prisoners classified by Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, as ‘real bad ones,’ have escaped.

The prisoners, this publication understands, escaped between the period of Sunday night to early Monday morning.

Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum confirmed with the media that 13 have escaped and a manhunt has since been launched.

This names of the those who have escaped is not yet know. What is certain is that in addition to the four who escaped the Camp Street conflagration and are still on the run, the total number of prisoners loose now stands at 17.

More details will be provided in a subsequent report.





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