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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.


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.

Lovell Mar­riott

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