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Jamaican inmate dies in Barbados

Wednesday, September 12, 2012    

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THE Jamaican Government is awaiting the autopsy results for a 25-year-old Jamaican man who died while serving a prison sentence in Barbados last week.

Deshawn George Campbell, who hailed from a St Andrew address, had done a year of his three-year prison sentence at the HMP Dodds facility when he died. He was convicted on drug- trafficking charges in August 2011.

In a release yesterday, Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said sources had disclosed that "Campbell had been complaining of feeling ill since July and was given painkillers in the prison".

"According to information received, the deceased was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, September 3, after his condition had deteriorated significantly," the release stated.

The ministry said that Campbell's family was made aware of the incident and that the Jamaican High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, which has been accredited to Barbados, will follow up

on the matter.

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