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The government currently spends some $34,000 per month to maintain a prisoner.This is according to Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee who, in responding to a question posed by Leader of the Alliance for Change, Raphael Trotman, who said that his figure was based on figures for 2008.According to Director of Prisons, Dale Erskine, at any given point in time there are some 2000 prisoners in the system.This is the case even as Prison authorities are desperately trying to cope with the influx of remand prisoners. Officials are claiming that they are at their wits’ end to deal with the situation.With more than 30 persons remanded each day, prison authorities have had to find ways and means to ensure their safety and at the same time ensure that the prison is not overwhelmed, a situation that could have severe consequences for the rest of the society.It has been observed that despite pleadings from attorneys,Wholesale Jerseys For Sale, a significant number of persons are remanded by magistrates, apparently without considering the status of the Georgetown Prisons remand facility, which is designed to hold no more than 200 prisoners at a time.At present there are 596 remand prisoners whose cases are before the Magistrates’ Courts.There are a further 74 who have been committed to stand trial in the High Court for non bailable offences such as murder.The prison population at the Georgetown facility currently stands at 1,Wholesale NFL Jerseys,084 inmates, which is way above the stipulated prison figure of 630. In an invited comment recently, Erskine said that his department is mandated to deal with the high numbers despite the constraints that such a situation presents.“We have to deal with the situation as best we can. We’re trying,” Erskine told Kaieteur News.He explained that remand prisoners do have other opportunities to secure bail seven days after their first remand.However,Deion Sanders Falcons Jersey, this newspaper understands there are inmates who have been on remand for bailable offences for as long as two years since they cannot come up with the means to secure their bail.According to Erskine,Cheap NHL Jerseys China, despite the high remand rate, the prison has been stable for the past few months, since persons are being released at the same time as those who are remanded.However,Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale, the release does not equally match the figure of those remanded.“The men come in here and we have to work with them. There are more coming in than going out but if the warrant comes we have to deal with them (prisoners); that’s our responsibility, we can’t send them away,” the Director of Prisons said.The administration has already announced that there is no immediate intention to build a new penal facility, despite the recommendations of several studies done of Guyana’s prison system.The situation has resulted in several incidents of unrest which have been testing the prison security system.While the non-granting of bail is not meant to be a punitive matter, lawyers have contended that prosecutors use frivolous arguments to object to bail.In most cases,Cheap NFL Jerseys, prosecutors use the non-legal argument that the prevalence of an offence is enough to refuse an accused bail.One attorney pointed out that magistrates should only be concerned with the assumption that a person will not return to stand trial before remanding them.
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