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Relatives find new jail rule hard to swallow

Sheria Brathwaite, sheriabrathwaite@nationnews.com

Added 06 December 2019

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The relatives of two people on remand showing the lunch they brought for their family members. The one at left was partially eaten while the other was untouched. (SB)

Relatives of people on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds yesterday complained they were not allowed to take in two of their daily meals.

Anmarie Kirton, one of a group of about ten people, said her son Jabari Kirton, 25, of Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, has been on remand for five months.

“Apparently, this new rule started today,” she said. “My son called me after I sent him food and told me that he didn’t get to eat.

“He explained that an officer in the correction squad . . . said he and the others had to eat within 30 minutes and if they didn’t, the food would be sent back.

“Now, some of them on remand are on a diet. The prison food was not sitting down and caused them to vomit and feel nauseated frequently, so they were put on a diet.”

She added that as part of the diet, they had to eat proper servings of carbohydrates, starch, protein and vegetables.

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