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THIS WAS IN THE MAKING FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS

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Cameron wants to help build jails to repatriate foreign inmates
UK prison plan
Monday, April 29, 2013

THE British Government is to fund a prisonbuilding programme in poor countries, including Jamaica, in order to get more foreign inmates out of the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron announced late last week.
According to a report in the online edition of the Daily Mail newspaper, Cameron admitted that too many foreign prisoners were in England and said “helping to build prisons in their own country” would ensure more were kicked out.
CAMERON… I’m going to be setting out a programme of how we do that, country by country by country
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“Despite promises to cut the number of foreign inmates behind bars in Britain, the numbers have increased in recent years,” the Daily Mail report said.
“Ministers have struggled to remove even hardened criminals because jails abroad are overflowing or do not comply with human rights laws,” the Mail added. “By paying for building new jails or making existing ones more ‘comfortable’ so they approach British standards, it is hoped more will be repatriated.”
According to the newspaper, the prime minister made the announcement during a ‘Cameron Direct’ event on the local elections campaign trail in Carlisle.
“When people are sent to prison in the UK we should do everything we can to make sure that if they’re foreign nationals, they are sent back to their country to serve their sentence in a foreign prison,” the Mail quoted Cameron.
“And I’m taking action in Government to say look, we have strong relationships with all of the countries where these people come from. Many are coming from Jamaica, many from Nigeria, many from other countries in Asia.
“We should be using all of the influence we have to sign prisoner transfer agreements with those countries. Even, if necessary, frankly helping them to build prisons in their own country so we can send the prisoners home.
“I’m going to be setting out a programme of how we do that, country by country by country. Because it is not good enough, the situation we have in Britain today,” Cameron said.
According to the Daily Mail report, there are now 10,861 foreign inmates in British jails. They make up around 14 per cent of the prison population, with each costing an average of approximately £40,000 a year to keep inside.
Jamaicans, the newspaper said, top the nationality table with 900 prisoners last year, followed by Poland with 750, Ireland 737, and Nigeria 594.
The Mail said that since 2010, there has been a sharp fall in the number of serious criminals sent home.
“That year, 5,342 were deported. The following year — the first full 12 months of coalition Government — the figure was down 13 per cent to 4,649.
“In the first nine months of 2012 some 3,382 were deported — suggesting the annual total would fall even further.”
However, the Mail pointed out that sending money abroad to lock up prisoners, in addition to the billions spent in foreign aid, while budgets are being cut at home, will prove highly controversial for the Cameron Government.
This is not the first time a prison-building programme involving the British Government has been considered.
In October 2007, the then Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Administration announced that plans were advanced for the construction of a new correctional facility in Amity Hall, St Catherine.
The facility, which was estimated to cost $750 million, was set to accommodate both males and females, with a capacity for about 5,000 beds. Then minister of state for national security, Senator Arthur Williams, said proposals were being accepted and that stage of the project should have been completed by December 4 of that year. He announced further that construction of the facility should begin by late 2008 and the project period was about three years.
Senator Williams said that on completion, the new facility would help to seriously reduce overcrowding at the St Catherine District Prison, Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, and Fort Augusta, the women’s prison.
However, last February, current National Security Minister Peter Bunting told the Jamaica Observer that nothing had been done to advance that plan since the announcement was made. According to Bunting, all that was done was that two ministry officials were sent abroad to tour correctional facilities.
When the Observer contacted former national security minister in the JLP Government, Dwight Nelson, he said two attempts were made by the JLP Administration to make the facility a reality. However, it did not get off the ground because of a lack of financing.
At the time Nelson, who said he was speaking from memory since he was not in possession of the relevant files, revealed that the first attempt was when the British Government proposed to finance the building of the facility, which was expected to house at least 800 Jamaican inmates in UK prisons whom the British wanted to have returned to Jamaica to serve their sentences.
“I had discussions with them to work out a quid pro quo, where they would finance the facility and we see how best it could accommodate the 800 prisoners they wanted to have returned,” he said.
However, following the discussions with two British Cabinet ministers, Nelson said the plan was shelved as the UK experienced its share of financial constraints caused by the recession.
Between 2010 and 2011, Nelson said, another proposal was placed on the table, this time by both a private British and Jamaican company, but that, too, was shelved due to the inability of the Jamaican Government to make any financial contribution.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/UK-prison-plan#ixzz2Rs0BLwyo

36 Responses to THIS WAS IN THE MAKING FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS

  • Nom de Plume says:

    Good day Met and Metters, knowing the British, as soon as dem get rid a di last inmate dem turn dem back pon Jamaica. And what about the female prisoners? a dem seh eqaulity ennuh so dem need fi build 2 prisons instead a one.

  • Anonymous says:

    It makes sense to me. My only concern is for the appeals process. I wonder if the prison guards make 40,00£ per year.

  • one2tree says:

    Morningggggggggggggggg

    Met
    1. Met..how we no see no story bout……PENN RELAYS???

    next matter
    jail house???why not some rehabilitating center so dem criminal can convert & start bak in life…someting make dem learn skill & earn money

    why behind bars…maybe, it going cause too much for daily education for dem

    oohboy…dem british ya, smart wth dem money eeeh

  • This is a list that we should be ashamed to be on. I can’t fault no government for taking an action akin this.

  • PPL busineSS says:

    WOW all that money eh n the best way to utilize it is to build prisons out of ur country cause u clearly no waan dem in a ur country whe d crimes r committed – can bet Portia in agreement wid dis as long as dem can put dem hand pon some farin money who cares

  • Brightlight says:

    This may sound cruel but I think they should keep them there. Foreign.

  • LUNDUN says:

    a england dem commit di crime, so a england dem fi serve dem time.

    plus it is going to be hard for cameron to deport these criminals because there are human rights laws which covers prisoners as well. no wonder the plan didn’t work out, there will be alot of roadblocks with certain cases.

  • Original Goodas says:

    @# ppl business, is either them sent dem home come finish dem time in a prison or deport dem back in society fi come tunn pest pon di good law abiding citizens.

  • kgn13 says:

    a wonder a which prison guard a meck 40k a year inna england.

  • Met says:

    13 mi nuh think dem fi build no prison a ja fi dem..is england dem do di crime so mek dem serve di time dere…jamaica nuh responsible enough fi maintain nuh prison

  • Met says:

    the reason why they want them in Jamaica is because its cheaper to keep them there

  • Anonymous says:

    The 40,000 figure is the cost PER prisoner to maintain the inmate, which includes the cost of meals and all other overhead. Nowhere did it state it is the salary for a prison guard.

    Actually, Jamaica is in great need of prison beds and I see the British offer as a win-win for both countries. Put it this way, if push comes to shove, the UK will simily deport all criminals to Jamaica without them serving the required time or just deport them right after conviction, without serving any time in the UK prisons. The Brits know it is cheaper to have them serve their time in Jamaica than in their prison system.

    BTW, the US use humanitarian grounds to ship deportable prisoners back to the home country after they suffer serious illnesses in their prisons. They purposely give low prison sentence to deportable prisoners to get them deported ASAP.

  • Met says:

    no win win…do u know britain can get up any one a di day dem and seh dem a go stop fund the prisons and then jamaica will only be left with taking them and taking care of them on their own..mek dem do dem time where they did the crime

  • PhantomPhoenix says:

    I’ve been ranting about this for more than 2 years. Me nah sorry fi mawga dog…dem bite we everyday so we need housing fi dem. I hope de prisons come wid supa max lock dung. Too much freedom inna Jamaica prisons.

  • G says:

    its not going to be hard to deport them jamaica has no record of neglecting human rights to my memory well at least not on a big scale. the sad thing is a lot of them are not even jamaicans no political party would dare to stand up against cameron on this the people in britain have made it very clear dem want all immigrant out!!

  • G says:

    oh and how will jamaica pay to run these prisons? dem soon bring back slavery smh

  • LUNDUN says:

    met mek mi tell u diss, cameron can chat all him want, he usually chats shit fi appease the british public to make it seem like he is tough and doing sumting.

    they can only deport prisoners who have no idea of their rights. prisoners can challenge their deportation, many have and r challenging the deportation and have won their cases. the british government r clutching at straws, they have a rule that if u spend more than 1 year in prison, upon your release u will be deported. ask them how many prisoners they have deported this way? it will not be a high number.

    look on the case of abu qatada, dem try everyting an still cyaah get him out. challenge dem mi seh!!

  • Met says:

    lundun when u si dis reach di media that means jamaica has accepted their proposal without informing the public…this deal has been in the works since 09 or 10

  • LUNDUN says:

    jamaica licky licky met. dem accept any handouts all when it ago f— dem ova.

    but mi know saying he wants to deport prisoners and actually deporting them r two different things. its not that straight forward especially if the prisoner is married or has kids and the amount of years they have been in the country.

  • Met says:

    lundun a jus di quick money dem a look pan portia desperate

  • Flatbush Ave...NYC says:

    Like how the Government complaining of the high cost to house these foreign criminals. They just need to deport them back to where they came from. If they end return back into their country that’s when they should charge their asses for re-entry. Make them do couple years of hard ass labor and finally deport them again, and on top of that let the country where the are from foot the dam bill to send them home. That way their respective country will pay close attention to their dam borders and stop allow them to pass customs when leaving.

  • kgn13 says:

    all a this a election styling a gwan,its in the british gov ,best intrest when dem prison full,especially dem detention center,cause brussells set aside x amount a money fe each inmate,in a detention centre.dem just a try still up de ting a look vote,cause dem know say from dem mention immegration reform the masses will vote fe dem,cause the brits no like farrina.

  • kgn13 says:

    portia no have a choice ,cause she did try draw,dat card pon uncle sam,cause there was a loop hole inna the system were if you out a the country fe x amount a years ,she could a refuse fe accept dem back,mercia tell har if she try dat dem will cancle all visa application. so she have fe bow to them,cause the same jamaican ppl dem would a string har up ,if she meck the great america stop visa application from ja.dem is just a set a bully.

  • Regula says:

    GOODNIGHT MET AN METTERS. @LUNDY YUH NUH SI DI PLAY? ANY THING TO GET RID OF US. BECOS OF DI EU SITUATION THEY HAVE AN AGENDA TO GET RID OF ALL NON EU NATIONALS. THE LAW YOU MENTIONED WAS DESIGNED JUST FOR THAT. SO EVEN IF YUO HAD LIVED HERE FOR TWENTY YEARS AN WERE ARRESTED FOR ANYTHING ALL DI JUDGE HAD TO DO WAS GIVE YOU 12 MNTHS OR MORE AN PRESTO. BUT THE PROBLEM. WITH THAT LITTLE PLAN WAS THE PPL IT WAS DESIGNED FOR WERE THE ONES WHO HAD EDTABLISHED STRONG TIES AN COULD CHALLENGE IT, SINCE IT WAS NEVER DIFFICULT TO DEPORT PPL WHO DID NOT HAVE STAY FROM DAY ONE. SO THIS NEW MEASURE IS A REMEDY FOR THAT LOOPHOLE. THEY WILL JUST AUTOMATICALLY DEPORT ANYONE CONVICTED AND TELL THEM TO APPEAL FROM THEIR COUNTRY KNOWING THE DIFFICULTY THIS PRESENTS BUT ALEAST IT WILL NO LONGER BE THEIRPROBLEM.

  • Regula says:

    I just watched crime watch an see where a luthuanian man drive from lithuamia cim ova yah com kidnap an murder his exwife. he was prime suspect but it took them months to crack the case since they did not have the body. they used his satnav to backtrack his movements an put out an alert since the body could have been in any one of the countries he drove through on his way back to lithuania. the satnav was crucial an on one of its recorded stops the body was found. in france
    now he is appealing. his 20 yrs Sen on the grounds that they can’t be sure which country. the murder was committed in.

  • kgn13 says:

    said way dem did run in and a tell ppl bout dem caah come yah come get married again,then human rights run in pon de punk dem and meck dem know say dem cant do that,a so come dem start run so much 3year .but you cant expect betta from dem cause a maggie thatcher policy dem a come from.

  • Regula says:

    We are fishes in the great big sea but fish deh deh fi choke dem nasty bloodclaat
    lord protect mi from di eyes an ears in di sky yuh know dem done nuh like weh wi hav fi seh aready an thank yuh fi patois amen

  • Regula says:

    Jamaica fi mek britain gweh. but as we seh a money run things. they need the space no doubt for the many eu criminals coming soon to a town near you. so yardies beware.

  • Regula says:

    Metters forgive di typos can’t get use to this phone ting. cha

  • kgn13 says:

    you see how hard dem a try fe get rid a mr hook hand ,and all now dem caaah budge him,meck dem gwan man,dem same eastern european way dem a let in ,dem no like dem ,but dem accomadate dem cause dem no black.but a dem same f—ers a go sink england.

  • Regula says:

    @13 Dem an di whole heep a black british fatherless weh dem lef back wid. then when those youths start feeling marginalised in thier birth land we know wats going to happen.happens

  • kgn13 says:

    @ regula see dem get a little taste of whats in store wha day ,when the youth dem teck it to the street.its just a matter of time,cause over million and more unemployed youth between 16-20 yrs old,out deh wid no future ,and dem let in over 2million polish alone ,not to mention the rest a eu countries.

  • Regula says:

    An di hard working immigrants left back in for a rocky ride. in addition to added competion for jobs they are being barred from claiming benefits. in other words work an pay the taxes we need to subsidize these eu ppl or go home. wicked when you look at it. if you get ill or have a disability you are no exception.

  • Regula says:

    @13 Di 3 yrs ting have a wicked sting inna di tail. notice a mostly ppl who claim family life becos they. have kids in school here, well ppl on these terms are being ask to leave once their child turns 18.

  • Regula says:

    OMG JUST READ ENOCH POWELL’S ‘RIVERS OF BLOOD’ SPEECH. EVERY THING HE PROPOSED ISS BEING DONE BY THIS TORY GOVERNMENT. READING IS KING!

  • Anonymous says:

    I was just wondering if a prisoner’s sustainability cost more than a guards salary. No Met some of the crimes are inflight crimes that originated on Jamaican soil, like di mule dem. Give dem yard sentence in yard prisons. I never met a habitual prisoner in JA. Foreign cell doors are revolving.

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