UK to build £25m Jamaican prison
29 September 2015
From the section UK
The UK is to spend £25m on building a prison in Jamaica so that foreign criminals in the UK can be sent home to serve sentences in the Caribbean.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced the deal as he started a Jamaica visit.
The project has been agreed to break the deadlock in negotiations over a prisoner transfer deal between the two countries.
More than 600 Jamaican nationals are in UK jails but cannot be deported because of Jamaica’s poor prison conditions.
Source:: BBC UK