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Jamaica Defence Force Denies Routine Beating of Prisoners.

In prison abuse on March 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

Recent allegations by 6 high risk remand inmates of routine physical abuse from members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have been denied by both the JDF and the Department of Corrections.

The inmates who are housed at a special section of the Horizon Adult Remand Centre claimed they were victimised by the soldiers who are in charge of the section where they are housed. All of the are incarcerated while awaiting trial for violent offences.

In response, authorities indicated to journalists that the inmates were making false allegations in an effort to be transferred from the secure section of the facility and returned to general population where they could engage in illicit activities.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/VIDEO–JDF-denies-prisoners–claims-of-routine-beatings_10944659#ixzz1o4AyHEpJ

 

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