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UPDATE: Mentally challenged inmate allegedly started fire

KINGSTON, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE understands that a mentally challenged inmate housed at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre allegedly started the fire, which is currently wreaking havoc at the facility.It is also alleged that the inmate was beaten by others being held the facility.

The inmates are currently being relocated to an undisclosed location after the fire destroyed the section of the prison that is used to house mentally challenged inmates.

Correctional officers have since surrounded the perimeter of the prison to prevent inmates from escaping.

One correctional officer told OBSERVER ONLINE that if one of the three fire trucks on location had parked closer to the perimeter fence near to the burning section, the fire could have been easily contained.


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