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PM tours dentention centers

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has toured the detention centre in Denham Town, Kingston for persons held under the State of Public Emergency in sections of the Corporate Area.
 
Writing on his facebook page this morning, Holness said Denham Town was the first stop on his tour and assessment of the detention centres in areas under a State of Public Emergency.
 
The Prime Minister disclosed that  he was updated on the persons taken in for processing and spoke with some of the men who were waiting to be processed.
 
Holness says he sought to assure them that the Government will see to it that  their rights are respected and protected.
 
He also toured the detention centre at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St. Catherine and is slated to visit the detention centre in Freeport, St. James.
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The Prime Minister's tour comes amid conflicting reports about the state of  police lock-ups and detention centres.
 
A recent report by Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry to a parliamentary committee highlighted deplorable conditions under which people were detained since the State of  Emergency was declared in St James in January.
 
The police have disputed her account.


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