Have spe­cial lock-ups for men­tally ill

Jamaica Gleaner - - PEOPLE'S REPORT - ELHAM H. M. BOGLE At­tor­ney-at-law el­ham­bogle@gmail.com

AGAIN! THE po­lice have fouled up again. They put Mario Deane in a cell with men­tally chal­lenged peo­ple.

Af­ter An­dré Al­li­son died in the Cen­tral Po­lice Sta­tion lockup, I would have thought that the at­tor­ney gen­eral and the com­mis­sioner of po­lice would have en­sured that this would not take place again. But we never learn. I have re­ceived no re­sponse from the at­tor­ney gen­eral de­spite nu­mer­ous let­ters to her and her pre­de­ces­sor about a rea­son­able set­tle­ment for the es­tate of An­dré Wayne Al­li­son.

What has to hap­pen be­fore we learn?

In­sti­tu­tions must be des­ig­nated for men­tally chal­lenged in­mates or ac­cused per­sons where they can re­cover with med­i­ca­tion and ther­apy.

This is the 21st cen­tury.

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