A human rights group, ‘Stand Up For Jamaica’, is sounding the alarm following the loss of life of an inmate, Leroy Bailey, on Monday (September 11).
Bailey was held at Jamaica’s Tower Avenue Grownup Correctional Heart.
Many years with out justice
Reviews are that Bailey, a mentally in poor health particular person, was imprisoned for 22 years on the discretion of the Governor Common.
This incarceration methodology primarily permits detainees to be held indefinitely with out trial.
The group’s Government Director Carla Gullotta shared that Bailey was not convicted of any crime, and expressed that the justice system has uncared for instances like Bailey’s.
Echoes of a previous tragedy
She shared that the group has lengthy campaigned for the rights of inmates trapped inside the justice system.
A earlier case that sparked outrage was that of Noel Chambers. After being detained at Tower Avenue since February 1980, Chambers died in 2020 — a surprising 40 years in jail with out ever being tried or convicted.
A plea for transparency and accountability
Drawing consideration to the broader situation, Gullotta highlights her group’s struggles with the Ministry of Nationwide Safety and different associated companies. She expressed that their requests for details about the state of mentally in poor health inmates have repeatedly been met with silence.
A name for a complete evaluation
She has known as on The Impartial Fee of Investigations (INDECOM) to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the quick occasions surrounding Bailey’s loss of life, and the historical past and context of the circumstances main as much as his loss of life.
Moreover, Gullotta desires a fee inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the confinement of mentally in poor health people in prisons and the detentions sanctioned by the Governor Common and the courts.
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