Jailbreak enquiry report signed
Awaiting delivery to minister
Stabroek News
May 31, 2002

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The report into the February 23 jailbreak in which five dangerous felons escaped the Georgetown penal institution was formally signed yesterday afternoon by members of the investigating team.

The document, which is set to be handed over to Minister of Home Affairs, Ronald Gajraj, early next week, was compiled after a period of enquiry by the team headed by Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), Cecil Kennard.

Kennard yesterday told Stabroek News that the document had been finalised and signed and was awaiting delivery to Gajraj.

According to the PCA chairman, the return to the country over the weekend of a member of the investigating team, Lt Col Christine King had enabled the team to meet on Tuesday last to scrutinise the document to ensure that all areas had been adequately covered.

The report of the enquiry, which had been commissioned by the minister following the Mash Day jailbreak, is expected to contain a number of recommendations aimed at preventing a recurrence, while determining culpability.

Dale Moore, Andrew Douglas, Shawn Browne, Mark Fraser and Troy Dick escaped the city prison after wounding a prison officer and killing another.

Since then a spate of robberies, carjackings, shootings and other criminal activities, have proliferated across the country.