Prisoner who allegedly stabbed fellow inmate now hospitalised

first_imgA Camp Street prisoner was on Saturday admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was found with his face swollen in a cell in the penitentiary.Based on reports received, Shawn Thom was relocated to another cell in the Camp Street Prison after he allegedly stabbed another prisoner with a mop stick on Friday last.During routine checks on Saturday, Thom was found in his cell with what appeared to be swelling to the face. While information is limited at this point, an investigation was launched into the incident.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels confirmed that Thom was in stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital. He could not provide additional information given that an investigation was ongoing.Just about a month ago, Samuels had alluded to the Prison Service being strict when it came to upholding the law.The last incident, however, of a prisoner being beaten was at the Lusignan Prison back in 2017 when murder accused Colin Alleyne was attacked and severely beaten reportedly by other prisoners.The man was charged for the murder of a 77-year-old, Danrasie Ganesh of Montrose, East Coast Demerara in August 2015. Presently, prisoners at the penitentiaries are privileged to have contraband items delivered to them at a cost.last_img read more