16 May 2017

Transparency PNG says prison system needs rethink

From , 5:03 am on 16 May 2017

Transparency International Papua New Guinea says authorities need to rethink the way correctional services in the country are run.

This comes after 17 prisoners were shot dead on Friday during a mass escape from the Buimo Prison in Lae.

Police say so far only three more escaped prisoners have been caught while 57 remain at large.

The chairman of Transparency PNG Lawrence Stephens told Koroi Hawkins there have been an increase in mass jail breaks in PNG in recent years.


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