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Guyana PM pardons 5 female prisoners

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:36 PM

Guyana’s President David Granger has pardoned five women who have completed part of their prison sentence for non-violent offenses.

The Ministry of Public Security says the prisoners have each served a portion of their respective sentences for offences ranging from larceny, fraud and giving false oath.

The pardons take effect today- Christmas day.

Since taking office in 2015, the President has been offering pardons to non-violent women and youths who find themselves behind bars.