Vybz Kartel’s transfer from the Spanish Town Road, Kingston-based Horizon facility to the Tower Street Correctional Facility in downtown Kingston is being investigated by the Ministry of National Security.
Music News understands that the Ministry of National Security is requesting further details from the Department of Correctional Services surrounding Kartel’s transfer.
Meanwhile, Vybz Kartel who was allegedly transferred following speculations that he breached prison protocol was sent to a lockup that permits inmates to record music legally as a form of rehabilitation.
Retired police officer, Superintendent Gladstone Wright, who helped conceptualize the initiative geared at rehabilitating prisoners through music, says the program is for entertainers and musicians.
In an exclusive interview with Music News Mr. Wright says singer Jah Cure was the first to have benefited from the music program for inmates, with the creation of his infectious hit, “Reflections.” Wright gives us further insight into the purpose of the music program which provides inmates the
opportunity to record behind prisons walls.
On Tuesday, Vybz Kartel was removed from the Spanish Town Road, Kingston-based Horizon facility and transferred to the Tower Street Correctional Facility in downtown Kingston under heavy police guard.
Entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm along with two others were sentenced to life imprisonment for the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.