Officials at the Guyana Prison Service have confirmed that prisoners have started a loud protest once again at the Camp Street jail, forcing the Prison Service to further step up security with assistance from the joint services.
News Source was told that just after 6:30 this morning (Friday), prisoners started a loud protest and set fire to one of the wooden buildings at the prison.
The fire was quickly extinguished but some of the prisoners managed to damage a section of the grill work that allowed them access to the prison yard.
They have since been forced back to their detention areas but have been throwing objects at the security officials who have been dispatched inside the prison to maintain order.
Persons close to the prison have said loud banging could be heard from inside the jail as the prisoners continue their protest.
This latest protest comes just one day after 17 prisoners were killed by fire in the same jailhouse after they set fire to mattresses in their cells to protest a raid by prison officers that unearthed illegal items.
Many of the prisoners who are now protesting are reportedly upset over the hold that the prison service has put on relatives being allowed to deliver food to the prisoners.
That hold was put into place following the discovery of 19 cellphones and a quantity of narcotics and other illegal items inside the jail on Wednesday night.
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