By Kristen Macklingam
Two of the five inmates who were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Thursday after suffering injuries from the fire at the Camp Street Prison have been discharged and sent back to the lockups.
Another two of the prisoners have been admitted in the Burns Care Unit of the GPHC since they sustained severe burns about their bodies.
The other inmate is presently a patient in the Male Surgical Ward of the hospital.
Meanwhile, there were seven prison officers and seven more prisoners admitted to the GPHC following the early morning rioting today.
INews was told that one of these prisoners was ‘shot’ when law enforcement officers opened fire on the jailbirds using pellet guns as they tried to contain the rowdy prisoners.
This inmate who is said to have been shot at with pellets, was rushed to the theatre to undergo an operation.
According to a hospital source, when the police ranks resorted to using tear gas to control the ‘outbreak’ at the prison, a teacher from a nearby nursery school was badly affected and fainted away at the school.
At present the infirmary at the Camp Street Prison is said to have a number of patients (prisoners) who were affected from the rioting today, however, they suffered minor injuries.
17 persons died in yesterday’s deadly riot at the Camp Street prison. (See several other earlier INews posts/photos on the deadly prison riot)
(See several other earlier INews posts on the deadly prison riot…as well as photos)