Rupert Smith, a convicted offender was one of the 17 persons to be deported to Jamaica recently. He revealed in an interview that he feels as if his life was taken away.
After he was convicted in 2016 for bodily harm, he pleads guilty to hurting a man with a wrench.
The 32-year-old man who lived in London received a 15-month prison sentence and still got the deportation order in 2017.
He has three children who are citizens in the UK, and he spent most of his life there because he has been living there since he was 13.
He said he is numb, he had no sensation, someone took everything from him because his whole family is living in the UK. If he had family in Jamaica it wouldn’t be a problem.
He also said he packed his clothes to travel and now he is here with nothing.
After he did the crime and served the time before, he now thinks being a Jamaican is causing him to be getting added punishment.
He now feels as if he is serving his sentence three times. He and the other deportees are Jamaicans who were convicted of criminal offences, sentenced and spent time in prison in the UK.
There is a law in the UK that states “anyone who is sentenced to more than 12 months in prison must be deported to keep the public safe”.