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Quarantine order lifted allowing St James prisoners to receive visits

Prisoners at the Freeport Police Station lock-up, who were placed in quarantine on Saturday ( January 9) have been cleared to resume normal activity.

The clearance on Sunday (February 21)after the inmates  completed the required quarantine period.

At the beginning of the order, the Ministry—through the St. James Health Department—had ordered a cessation of visits to the lock-up and advised that movement of prisoners to and from other institutions also cease.

According to health officials, the prisoners are now clear to resume normal activities, including attending court.

The clearance was given by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in an official letter to the division’s leadership dated Tuesday, February 23.


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