Nine months more in prison for Tamarind Farm escapee Loop Jamaica

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Nathan Whitter, the inmate who escaped from the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine in October of this year, was on Friday sentenced to nine months in prison for the offence.

The sentence was handed down by Parish Judge Janelle Nelson-Gayle when Whitter appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court.

Whitter, who was serving a sentence for firearm-related offences at the correctional facility at the time he escaped on Thursday, October 25, was held by the police during a targeted raid at a house on King Street in Port Antonio, Portland a day later.

The 25-year-old convict is said to be from Orange Hill in Brown’s Town, St Ann.

In relation to the escape, the Department of Correctional Service (DCS) reported that an officer at the correctional centre informed that at approximately 9:50 am on October 25, Whitter escaped from among a group of 12 inmates who were working on the institution’s farm. He was reportedly seen running towards the main road from the institution, and was unsuccessfully chased by correctional officers.

Whitter had been serving a sentence of four years for the offences of illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

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