Guyana President pardons 11 female prisoners

David GrangerIn 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)

4 Responses to Guyana President pardons 11 female prisoners

  1. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith December 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Barbados needs to follow suit and do the same for both male and female..

  2. jrsmith December 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Hail,hail, this is not regional, so full marks , Mr, President of Guyana. to you, for showing ,your concern, for your people. this would never happen in Barbados, because our prison population’ is the wrong colour.

  3. Alex Alleyne December 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    WHAT ABOUT THE MEN .????????

  4. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair December 20, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    People with nonviolent crimes do not belong in jail to start with.


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