Waipo says Correctional Services hindered by lack of funds

Funding continues to be a hindrance for the Correctional Services.

Correctional Service Commissioner, Michael Waipo said this but commended all prison officers in the country who continue to serve with pride in their respective prisons.

He said that an investigative report into Boram Prison breakout on New Years’ Day in Wewak will soon be completed.

Waipo said according to police at the time of breakout, the inmates used a pair of pliers to cut through the fence to make their escape.

He added out of the 29 inmates that broke out, two prisoners were shot dead in the process of recapturing them whilst 10 of them are still at large.

“A report delineating details of the break out incident has been finalized of which has been presented to the CS Minister with further recommendations for enhancement of security at the prison.”

Annette Kora