23 Oct 2020

PNG corrections working to prevent deadly prison breaks

From , 5:02 am on 23 October 2020

Papua New Guinea's Correctional Services are planning new measures to prevent jailbreaks .

This follows an investigation into a mass prison escape from Lae's Buimo Jail in August when eleven inmates were shot dead, and 35 others broke out.

Prison escapes are common in PNG, and there have been a few deadly ones this year.

Reception area at Buimo Jail in Lae, PNG.

Reception area at Buimo Jail Photo: Human Rights Watch