National Security Minister, Peter Bunting says if the Government were to secure a prisoner transfer deal with Britain, it would not seek a similar arrangement with any other country.
The Security Minister gave that commitment today when he hosted an online video chat to discuss aspects of the controversial deal with participants.
Minister Bunting says the Government will make it a condition of its negotiations with its British counterpart, that Jamaican prisoners who have families in the UK will not be deported under a transfer deal.
Minister Bunting says those who’ll be eligible for deportation are those who visited the UK as adults.
Minister Bunting says if the government agrees a transfer deal with the UK, it will have no need to seek a similar arrangement with any other country.
Minister Bunting is appealing to those who are not in support of the proposed deal, to give it a second thought.
He says scores of Jamaicans are deported each month and the Government gets no assistance in rehabilitating them.
Meanwhile, Minister Bunting says the Government is looking to close the Fort Augusta Correctional Facility that houses female prisoners.
Minister Bunting says it’s possible for Jamaican females imprisoned in the UK to be included in a transfer deal.