President David Granger has granted Presidential Pardons to two women prisoners, whom he considered ”fit and proper” to receive such pardons. These Presidential Pardons shall be effective as from December 23, 2019, in observance of the Festival of Christmas 2019.
These pardons were done pursuant to powers under article 188, 189 and 190 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
The following comprise the two prisoners from the New Amsterdam Prison, namely: 19-year-old, Sherryann Marks; and Simone Williams, 33.
These prisoners have each served a portion of their respective sentences for offences ranging from larceny and threatening language.
“It is expected that this expression of compassion and humanity by His Excellency will result in families being re-united, and the pardoned offenders leading good and useful lives hereon,” a release from the Ministry of Public Security stated.