Female prisoners to be temporarily housed at Timehri prison
To facilitate construction works ongoing at the New Amsterdam prison, female prisoners will be temporarily housed at the Timehri prison.
The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) on Tuesday announced the transfer which will take effect from Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
“The transfer is to facilitate the ongoing reconstruction of the $1.6 billion New Amsterdam Prison,” the Prison service said in a release on Tuesday.
To accommodate the females, the Prison service further stated that the male prisoners who were previously housed at Timehri Prison have since being transferred to the Lusignan Prison.
In the release, the Prison Service said female prisoners will eventually be placed at the new female prison which is being built at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara.
That structure is slated to be completed during the first quarter of 2024.
“Upon completion of that facility, the female prisoners will be housed there permanently,” the Prison Service stated.