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Man infected with HIV in prison sues Gov’t

Claims inmates bound and raped him

Jamaica Observer

Saturday, July 21, 2012 | 6:27 PM    

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A man who said he was beaten, gang-raped and infected with HIV while spending eight years in prison is suing the Jamaican Government.

The ex-convict, who was recently released, has filed a claim against the Department of Correctional Services and the Attorney General seeking damages for negligence and/or assault and battery.

According to the ex-convict, he was placed in a 12 x 8 cell with five other men and was sleeping on the floor when he woke to find that the other prisoners bound his hands and feet and had placed a knife at his throat.

"That is where each person inside there took their different, different time to do what they were doing to me,"; the ex-convict said, adding that his complaints afterwards to the prison authorities were ignored.

Read his full story in tomorrow's Sunday Observer.

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