JAILED FOR PRAISING THE LORD?
Woman seeks justice after spending two weeks in mental facility
The police said that she was escorted to the police station, where she behaved in a boisterous manner. They noted that she had to be escorted to the mental health facility according to their laws.
NOT GETTING ANY HELP
Marriott said that the 72 hours turned into two weeks. She said that while at the facility, she was subjected to inhumane treatment.
“While in there I called the police, but I was not getting any help. When they realised that I had a phone, the guy and other security guards jumped on me and took it away because I had put it in my underwear,” she said.
Since leaving the facility, things have not been the same for Marriott.
She said that she lost her job and home. To make matters worse, she said that she is being forced out of the country she has called home for two decades.
“People started calling me crazy, and they even throw me out of my house that I rented. I don’t have a job, and I don’t have anywhere to live,” she cried.
“This is not right, and they think as a Jamaican I am going to block road and behave bad, but I won’t. That is the way they want me to act, but I am going to stay and fight” she said.
Marriott’s sister told THE STAR that she does not know of her sister having any mental issues. She said that she knows about what happened to her last December, but she is not sure why her sister was sent to the mental facility.