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Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/16/52/add.3, 11 October 2010: Jamaica


C. Conditions of detention

3. Correctional centres

47. Homosexuals detained at St. Catherine and Tower Street correctional centres were held in the “vulnerable persons unit” as a protective measure. However, their separation led to a loss of privileges of a punitive character, such as work and recreation, including the use of the library and playing field. In the security section in the Tower Street centre, detainees were locked up in dark, solitary cells without a toilet or water, and had nobody to call for help.

Link to the extract of the report: Mission report-SR Torture-Jamaica-2010-eng

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