Improvised weapons, cell phone seen in FB post confiscated; 3 charged internally – Prisons Director

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A video has been circulating on social media with two inmates of a penitentiary in Guyana displaying weapons and threatening citizens. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, has confirmed that the video was captured at the holding area of the Lusignan Prisons.

Samuels noted that he was made aware of the video on Tuesday, and an investigation was immediately launched. The investigation has led to three persons being charged internally. Two of the men are convicted criminals, while the third is on remand.

He noted that the weapons that the men displayed were made from the fence material and a pot cover. A cellphone that was used to record the video has been confiscated, as have been the improvised weapons.

Of recent, improvised weapons along with other contraband items have been unearthed in all six correctional facilities. Several prison officials have also been detained and questioned following the discoveries.

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