Vybz Kartel has reportedly received death threats from a prison ward at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre (also known as GP), where he is being held. On Sunday, the deejay’s spokesperson, whose identity has not been made public, alleged that guards had threatened and harassed the artiste. In light of threats and harassment, his family now fears for his life, and they had urged his lawyer, Isat Buchanan, to speak with the prison authorities.
According to Urban Islandz, Buchanan was expected to visit the entertainer today. A subsequent report stated that Tommy Lee Sparta, a dancehall artiste currently serving a three-year term for the illegal possession of a handgun, had also been beaten while imprisoned. These claims were made by Kartel’s management, who added that Kartel was threatened by the same individuals who did the deed.
Additionally, it was also claimed that the True Religion entertainer has been facing harassment from jail wardens since he was transferred to GP in September after an interview revealed that he and his fiancée got engaged. A source told Urban Islandz that “the officers have been searching” Kartel’s cell constantly, and they said Tommy Lee, whom they called “his soldier,” disrespected them, which is why he is facing the consequences.
On November 9, the guards attempted to hold Kartel responsible for a shattered cell phone that was found on the block where his prison cell is located. Four days later, on Sunday, Kartel had a verbal dispute with a guard named Reid, who threatened his life and accused him of acting like he was in control at the jailhouse. The deejay’s management team is currently requesting that the police look into the alleged harassment and death threats. In the meantime, Kartel’s attorney has refrained from commenting until after speaking with his client, who is currently awaiting the outcome of his appeal against his criminal conviction at the Privy Council in England, Jamaica’s highest court of appeal.