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Idle prison walls

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Idle prison walls

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THE FORMER prison at Harrison Point, St Lucy, is desolated, but not isolated.

There are houses – some abandoned but others inhabited – along the road leading up to the abandoned Navy base turned temporary prison following the destruction of HMP Glendairy in 2005.

When a WEEKEND NATION team passed, some construction workers were repairing the road there while others were busy working on a house.

But they were not the only ones at Harrison Point.

After some surveying of the area, the team ventured past the empty buildings to the North Point lighthouse where a group of men were burning wire to extract metals.

“Down here is the safest place to burn as you can’t do this in populated areas where people have asthma,” said one of the men. (CA)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.