The Acting Director of the Guyana Prison Service, Gladwin Samuels today announced that the Prison Service has decided to start rewarding those prison officers who speak out against corruption and other illegalities being committed by officers in the prison service.
Mr. Samuels announced today that those officers who come forward with details that could result in the detection and prosecution, they stand to benefit from an incentive between $15,000 and $25,000.
The Prison Director said the sanitization of the Prison System requires all officers to be committed to the move, but “time and time again”, the Prison Service has seen acts that can only be as a result of collusion.
For this year over 28 prison officers were relieved of their duties for various wrongdoings. Several of those cases are related to the smuggling of prohibited items into the jail house for the prisoners.