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Correctional Federation chairman wants security escort for staff at Metcalf Street

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 9:45 AM
A section of the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Centre.

The chairman of the Jamaica Federation of Corrections, Arlington Turner, wants correctional staff at the Metcalf Street Juvenile Centre to be provided with security escort as promised.

This follows a protest by correctional staff at the facility yesterday after a bus carrying workers was damaged by gunshots while traversing Hannah Street in downtown Kingston Tuesday evening.

None of the three persons travelling in the bus was injured but the windshield was damaged.

The Ministry of National Security said yesterday that there was no evidence to suggest that the bus was the target of gunmen.

However, Turner told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last night that the issue is about much more than the bus being damaged by gunshots.

 

Chairman of the Jamaica Federation of Corrections, Arlington Turner.

Meanwhile, officials of the security ministry, the Department of Correctional Services and the Denham Town Police are to meet today to further discuss the security issues.