Jamaica: Jailed boys stripped in cells – Abused and called gay by warders, report says

A culture of victimisation has been reportedly cultivated at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre, with officers charged with the supervision of minors subjecting them to human-rights abuse for trifling misdemeanours.

The post-mortem from a special investigation conducted by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) revealed that wards told of being stripped down to their underwear when they were being locked away for non-violent offences such as “talking back” or being absent from the dormitory at lockdown time.


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