The situation at the Camp Street Prisons is returning to normalcy. This follows a meeting with Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and the prisoners.
Ramjattan told members of the media that the inmates had “quite a lot of grievances”, especially as it relate to the conditions of the prisons. He said inmates also had grievances with some of the officers of the prison, as well as lengthy detention periods.
According to the Public Security Minister, this morning’s meeting with the aggrieved prisoners was “a useful thing…hearing their versions”. While acknowledging that several of the complaints seems to be credible, Ramjattan assured that some of the basic needs of prisoners can be immediately addressed at this point in time.