Investigations into prison breakouts established

An investigation team has been established by the Commissioner for Correctional Service to look into the recent breakouts of Buimo prison in Lae as well as Kerevat prison in East New Britain Province.

He said the issue at hand now is funding and seeing that 2017 is almost ending, investigators will be moving in to probe the breakout situation at Kerevat next year.

Waipo said another team of investigators will also be sent to Biru prison following its recent breakout, including Buimo prison in Lae.

“Actually, we have sent a team of 11 officers over to Buimo just to support them address the manpower issue but basically they are going there to support the existing staff contain security.”

(CS Commissioner Michael Waipo)

Annette Kora