Director of Prisons, Dale Erskine has vowed to take disciplinary action against some of his ranks following last Thursday’s embarrassing escape of inmate Surajnarine Singh.
Erskine said that the persons who are culpable have not yet been identified since the investigation into Singh’s escape is still incomplete. It is also still unclear whether the escape was a result of carelessness or collusion.
“When we finish our investigation, action will be taken against someone,” the Director of Prisons said.
Singh, 20, who was serving a five-year sentence for armed robbery, slipped away from his guards while he and other inmates were fetching lumber into the Georgetown Prison.
Kaieteur News understands that prison staffers were unaware that the inmate was missing until the evening, when the number of prisoners was being tallied during ‘lockdown’.
A police bulletin said the escapee is of medium build, has black hair, and his last known address is Lot 5 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.
A police press release urged anyone with information that could lead to his arrest to contact the police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-2700, 225-8196, 226-2917, 911 or the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, Erskine confirmed that convicted killer Clive Gall, who was hospitalized last week Wednesday following a suicide attempt, has been discharged from hospital.
He said that Gall will undergo psychiatric counseling, while efforts will be made to ensure that he makes no further attempt on his life.
Gall, 51, was found in a prison bathroom last week Wednesday with several wounds about his body. The inmate reportedly inflicted the wounds on himself with a sharpened toothbrush.
The incident occurred just a day after Gall was jailed for 20 years for the murder of his son.
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