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Dec 12, 2017

Family Cries Foul; Accuser ‘Locked Down’ with Abuser

And as you heard, the young man was not allowed to see his family. His father also spoke with us off camera today to say that it was until after they started to investigate the matter that prison officials met with them. The father says that he was told in very clear terms by prison authorities that when inmates act disorderly, they are placed in lockdown with the alleged perpetrator to “deal with them.” He, like his son, says that what happened was no accident.

 

Voice of: Father of Alleged Sodomy Victim

“They end up the tell me wah thing like this weh hurt me bad weh the officer say well when they can’t obey fu we laws back yah that dah weh we do to them. I ask him that over and over about almost ten times and he tell me that is what we do to them when deh cyaa undastand fi we language back yah.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“What deh do to them?”

 

Voice of: Father of Alleged Sodomy Victim

“What deh do to them is that deh put him in deh and my son mi deh pahn remand and I guess he should ah stay on remand and even if he deh on punishment I think deh should have a different cell – not inna wah cell with another man weh di do life.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, you believe deh put your son in that cell because of some kind punishment weh he wah get from that other person in deh?”

 

Voice of: Father of Alleged Sodomy Victim

“Yes. Well, that dah weh the official weh I talk to, the biggest man weh mi deh inna the office, dah he tell me that word deh; that when deh cyaa obey fi deh law back deh that dah how deh deal with deh back deh. Deh put them in deh with dah man.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“You, your family are looking to push this matter forward in the court?”

 

Voice of: Father of Alleged Sodomy Victim

“Yes, ma’am. We gwein to the max with it. So far right now I get it from a real good source that the attacker get charged and supposed to be tomorrow at court to face the charges.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“But I imagine it is not just the attacker you would like to see be held responsible?”

 

Voice of: Father of Alleged Sodomy Victim

“No because then the attacker himself nuh do weh he do by himself because he mi wah cyaa reach remand. I would want the people deh weh deh back deh – the chancey officers – I would want some ah deh pay too. I gwein to the limit with deh because somebody have to be held fi that.”

 

We’ll have more on this on Wednesday.

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