Visiting Official Highlights Need For Right Persons To Be Employed In Prison System

Guyana’s Acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, on a visit to Saint Lucia this week, spoke of the need for persons with the right behavior patterns and training to be employed in the prison system

Samuels told St Lucia Times that for some reason, inmates seem to be able to quite easily convince prison officers who are ‘on the wrong side’ to continuously carry out their bidding.

Gladwin Samuels – Acting Director of Prisons (Guyana)

“So despite systems in place to stem the flow of contraband in the prison, those  corrupt officers, who quite often collude with each other, make the chain of moving contraband into prison a safe one for them because they look out  for each other,” he observed.

“It is our hope that the use of technology in terms of CCTV will also aid in detecting those persons who are involved in such trade and have them either dismissed from the service, or if there is need for them to be imprisoned based on the magnitude of the offence they have committed, to be able to do so successfully,” Samuels stated.

While here the Guyanese official paid a visit to the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).

3 COMMENTS

  1. For the right people to be employed by anyone – period. Here is too corrupt and nepotistic for that. Just wait and see who are the people going to be employed at new hospital. From the top to the bottom is FRIENDS, FAMILY and WHITE foreigners

  2. Maybe if the renumeration was good they would attract high quality candidates just a thought

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