The Ministry of the Presidency today announced that five female convicts have been granted the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy by President David Granger.
The Presidential Pardon comes on the occasion of Guyana’s fifty-first Anniversary of Independence and follows recommendations by the Director of Prisons.
The women women to be released from prison are 22-year-old Jenny Henry, 56-year-old Neeta Shamlall, 35-year-old Margo Gordon, 32-year-old Cleva France and 44-year-old Nesha Rambaran.
The recommendations were reviewed by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, and granted in accordance with Article 121 of the Constitution of Guyana, more particularly Articles 188, 189 and 190.
The President granted free and full pardon to the five women, who were considered fit and proper to receive the Presidential Pardon.
The Ministry of Public Security has indicated that the women had already served a portion of their sentences for various offenses ranging from fraud to larceny and assault.