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Camp Street Jail should not be allowed to rise like the Phoenix from the ashes- By Yvonne Sam

Camp Street Jail should not be allowed to rise like the Phoenix from the ashes.

By Yvonne Sam

Photo: Rioting inmates of the Camp Street Prison, look out the prison windows in Georgetown, Guyana, Friday, March 4, 2016. 

Firstly permit me to offer my sincere condolences to the grieving family of the deceased Prison Officer Odinga Wickham.  On being made aware of the fire at the Georgetown Prison, my first reaction was” Not again”, followed shortly by “ What’s next”.  What is there to be said, that has not before been said?  There will be finger pointing, and appointees, commissions, omissions and perhaps demissions, there will be shame and blame, tears and fears and the accompanying schisms about the prisons.       Continue reading

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