July 4, 2020 – Today, Investigators from The Independent Commission of Investigations’ (INDECOM) Eastern Regional Office attended and began investigations into a death in custody incident at Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of his death to his family.

It is reported that the deceased was involved in an altercation with Correctional Officers, which resulted in the inmate being struck with a regulation baton. It is reported that the inmate subsequently fell. The inmate was taken to the Medical area of the institution and subsequently transported to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The scene was processed by an INDECOM Crime Scene Examiner and the body of the deceased was sealed, pending post mortem examination. The concerned officers have been served notices to provide statements to the Commission and attend our offices for interviews.

The Commission’s enquiry will seek to determine all actions taken which resulted in the death of the inmate.