The original site of a sugar plantation and a great house, this institution is located in the parish of St. Underground tunnels were built to facilitate the trading of slaves. In the British Colonial Government commissioned the facility into a prison. The prison housed both males and females until when the females were relocated.
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Saturday, March 23, Reports are that about am correctional officers were doing their routine checks when they stumbled upon the body hanging by a piece of cloth that was tied to its neck. The police were called in and the body removed to the morgue. Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
Adult Correctional & Remand Centres
Of the approximately 4, prisoners in Jamaica, nearly 3, are in the country's two largest prisons, St Catherine and Tower Street Adult Correctional Centers. Within these prisons more than 40 prisoners have been identified with HIV infection, but care and treatment is intermittent from a visiting physician. Clinical outcomes have not been measured and many prisoners shun testing and treatment due to stigma of HIV infection. HtW together with the Jamaica Department of Correctional Services, has identified the need for HIV program management, case management, peer education and discharge planning.
A massive police investigation is now ongoing at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre , formerly known as the General Penitentiary GP , in downtown Kingston, following the discovery of a tunnel at the facility. There has been no report of any arrest so far, but a senior official from the Department of Correctional Services DCS told Loop News that activities at the facility were brought to a crawl as members of the security forces swooped down on the premises to carry out the investigation. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free:.