Guyana President pardons 11 female prisoners
In the coming days, 11 incarcerated mothers will be reunited with their families.
President David Granger made the announcement on Friday, saying this was part of his government’s efforts to give those convicted for non-violent offences a second chance.
“My emphasis is on mothers first and also parents of young children. I want them to be home for Christmas. Those are the persons who would have been sentenced for non-violent offences and offences which do not involve trafficking in persons or trafficking in narcotics,” he said during a recording of the The Public’s Interest programme at the Ministry of Presidency.
He informed that in what could be the start of a “new tradition,” 11 women have been identified to be released from jail, hopefully by tomorrow. (Stabroek News)