transmitter | 05.05.2005 15:36
On Sunday 1st of May at 6.00pm 16 detainees in B unit refused to return to their cells. All other detainees on the wing were locked into their cells whilst the incident was dealt with. 8 of the refusees returned to their cells voluntarily, it took until 3.00am on Sunday morning to return the remaining 8 to their cells, all 16 have now been removed to prison establishments.
Detainees in the centre said the protest was started over two incidents one of the detainees had been trying to send a story to a national newspaper and was prevented by staff from doing so. A detainee was beaten up by staff and taken into segregation the incident happened in front of detainees.
It is believed that most of those involved in the protest were nationals of Jamaica, though as all those involved have been moved to prison it has been impossible to ascertain if this is factual.