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FINDINGS from investigations into a recent breakout from Buimo jail in Morobe that saw 11 escapees shot and 35 regain freedom revealed the usual excuses, including poor manpower, cult practice and poor security fencing, Correctional Services Commissioner Stephen Pokanis says.
He said investigations were complete.
He said only one of the 35 escapees was captured.
“So far only one escapee has been recaptured, we’re still on the lookout for others,” Pokanis said.
“Findings like the past escapes from other prisons found excuses of poor manpower, cult practice by detainees, poor security fence and so on.”
Pokanis said the Correctional Services’ executive team was putting together a submission to the Government for restoration and strengthening prisons.
“My executives and I are talking, putting submissions, exploring putting up surveillance systems and others,” he said.
“These are high priority matters we are raising with the Government to support the Correctional Services with a budget of K12.4 million to restore and strengthen the security and containment area.”

5 comments

  • Same reasons shows lack of leadership and foresight in to the chronic problems CIS has been facing. Incompetent and inexperienced people leading a an important institution will always have problem. If we keep on blaming the Government then you are wearing the wrong shoe so might as well relinguish.

  • This commissioners report is a standard response statement in the file and has been released….time and time again we, the people (taxpayers) have to put up with them…

  • Hope that K12.4 million is put into good use to improve security in all major prisons and not misapplied as is the norm in this country. CIS must engage reputable companies to install surveillance and warning/alarm systems that have 10-20 year warranty periods.

  • This issue of jailbreak has been and is a contentious consistent issue. Who did the investigations? Repeat of the same issue time again and investigations after investigations revealing the same issue is waste of time. I guess there are compelling issues that your research team forgot to uncover which influences continuous incidences of jailbreaks. How well have you looked after your staff? What are their issues? Are your staff corrupt? Why are prisoners walking out the door freely? These are critical questions you need to provide answers. What can you learn from other correctional institutions that never had jailbreaks?

  • START PUTTING HI TECH IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES WITH CAMERAS AND MONITORING SYSTEM IF IT COST MONEY, BUY IT, THIS IS FOR OUR PEOPLE ,.. TAX PAYERS WANT TO SEE THIS PEOPLE LOCKED UP NOT ESCAPING AND GIVING ALL SORTS OF HEAD ACHES IN THE COMMUNITIES.
    START RECRUITING DRIVES AGAIN, LESS WOMEN AND MORE MEN SHOULD BE RECRUITED. WHY MOST OF THIS LADIES DO NOT LOOK AFTER THIS CONVICTS THEY ARE KEPT IN OFFICES AND DESKS TO DO ADMIN JOBS..MEN DOMINION SHOULD BE PRIORITY TO ENSURE NO EXCUSES AS THIS OCCURS IN FUTURE.

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