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Jamaica: LISTEN: Spanish Town Prisoner Alleges Abuse, INDECOM Confirms Hunger Strike

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has concluded that inmates at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town were on a hunger strike.

At the same time, the commission is now probing allegations that prisoners have been physically abused by warders.

Some prisoners have alleged that during a series of security operations and searches, they were mistreated by warders, with at least three inmates now receiving medical treatment as a result of blows to their bodies.

A photograph obtained by The Gleaner shows one inmate with both arms bandaged.

They were reportedly fractured during an alleged altercation with two warders as the inmate sought to block the warders’ attempts to beat him with a baton.

In a voice note purportedly from an inmate, one prisoner also said warders had been breaching their own policies entering the living quarters of inmates with guns.

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