President David Granger has granted Presidential pardons to two women prisoners, who were both serving time behind bars for non-violent offences and were nearing the completion of their sentencing.
40-year-old Bibi Parjohn and 30-year-old Unique Hope will be released from prison today in observance of Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary, according to a release from the Ministry of Public Security.
Parjohn was in jail for larceny while Hope was imprisoned for forgery.
According to the release from the Ministry of Public Security, “it is expected that this expression of compassion and humanity by His Excellency will result in these prisoners reuniting with their families and leading good and useful lives here on.”
The women received their pardons by President Granger under Article 188 (2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.