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Rumours that VYBZ Kartel transferred to Tower Street prison and recording equipment seized by authorities

Rumours that VYBZ Kartel transferred to Tower Street prison and recording equipment seized by authorities Featured

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Rumours are raging online that incarcerated dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel has been transferred to Tower Street Correctional Centre amidst rumours that he has been recording in prison. Authorities moved to stamp out the practice after it became increasingly clear that the deejay had been recording new material while incarcerated, an activity contrary to Jamaican laws. He was moved to Tower Street Adult Remand Centre, popularly known as General Penitentiary on Tuesday evening. 

 

In 2001, at the time of Kartel's sentencing, Justice Lennox Campbell told the court that he wanted the assistance of both sides on sentencing guidelines and to determine whthere Kartel would be allowed to record music while in prison.

He said the degree of participation of each convicted man in the murder would be important in his decision on how long they would be locked away in a penal facility.

"Sentences are not just clutched out of the air," Justice Campbell said.

The judge said Llewellyn had made her recommendations and had pointed to sentences handed down in similar circumstances.

He referred to the case of singer Jah Cure (real name Sycatore Alcock), who recorded three albums while incarcerated at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, and wondered if, in the event that Vybz Kartel recorded music while he served his sentence, any proceeds made from those songs should go to Williams' estate.

"In a previous matter, when a person was convicted who had some artistic talent certain things were done. It needs to be found out whether in fact it was open to the court for any of those proceeds gained could go to repairing any of the damage to the relatives of the deceased," Justice Campbell said.

The Tower Street prison, popularly known as GP, is fitted with a fully operational recording studio and a low frequency radio station FREE FM, which broadcasts in the precincts of the prison.

In the case of Jah Cure, the proceeds of his songs were used to bolster the rehabilitation programme and he earned no money.

The prison authorities would have to ultimately make the decision for the victim's family to be compensated from any recording released by the artiste while imprisoned.

Justice Campbell also wanted to find out if Williams' relatives would be allowed to address the court before he handed down his sentence.

However Llewellyn, he said, informed him that it was not appropriate in the Jamaican jurisdiction.

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