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Prisoners end deadly riot in Guyana’s capital

5 March 2016 8:44


Prisoners in the capital of Guyana ended their deadly rioting on Friday after the government agreed to improve conditions in the detention facility.

Inmates at the Camp Street Prison in Georgetown agreed to end disturbances after three days of unrest in the detention center, which included a deadly fire outbreak.

Dozens of prisoners met with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and State Minister Joseph Harmon, urging officials for basic improvements in the prison.

The prisoners said officials agreed to improve the quality of food while the prisoners will be allowed to have more telephone calls with their families. Promises were also made to prisoners that the judiciary would accelerate hearing their cases, especially those who wait years.

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