UK to Build new prison in JA

The British government is to build a prison in Jamaica at the cost of 25 million pounds or 4.49 billion Jamaican dollars.

According to the BBC, Prime Minister David Cameron, who arrived in Jamaica today announced the plans before he left England for Jamaica.

The new penal facility is expected to house more than 600 Jamaican nationals who are in prisons in the United Kingdom but cannot be deported because of unavailable spaces in the island’s penal facilities.

Just last month Security Minister Peter Bunting announced that the government has plans to build a new penal facility that could cost up to J$10 billion.

That facility is expected to house between 1,500 and 2,000 prisoners.

It would replace the Tower Street and St Catherine adult correctional centres.

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