Ousman Sillah, National Assembly member for Banjul North, has called for the relocation of the state central prison, Mile 2, from its current location at the mouth of Banjul the Point GM has reported.
“Mile 2 prison should be transferred from its current place because that environment is not habitable, it exposes the inmates to dangers, and their health condition is being compromised,” Hon. Sillah said in an interview with The Point newspaper yesterday.
The premise of his argument was that the central prison is located less than 10 meters from the main dumpsite of Banjul and “the situation of the dumpsite makes the environment inhabitable for humans”.
The National Assembly member for the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) said the environment is not conducive for prisoners alone but also for the prison staff who works at Mile 2.