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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1985, Kingston, Kingston i U.S prisons grown into jungle societies THE DAILY GLEANER SATURDAY FEBRUARY PAGE TWENTY-ONE WASHINGTON Feb 22 REUTER American prisons bulging from a decade of crusading have grown into overcrowded jungle where violence reigns and suicide is rising experts say Overcrowding the strain of equate facilities rising violence these are living truths that U.S prison face said Charlotte Nesbitt a former Deputy warden who represents a prison tors group While conditions in West Euro- pean jails may be even dingier the level of violence in America is much greater than in Britain or in the French or West German prisons I've said Sean McConville a of criminal justice at the Uni- versity of Illinois Among the severe problems here are prison gangs assault rape and extortion of weak inmates by er ones he The U.S prison crisis widely as a major social problem owes much to the success of drives begun in the 1970s hard by President NUMBER OF PRISONERS Reagan said in his February 6 State of the Union speech that now are being put behind bars irt record numbers thanks to tougher courts and stiffer sentences Statistics bear him about people were serving time for serious crimes in State or Federal prisons as of June 30 1984 the latest official count available That is double the number locked up 10 years earlier and about 13 percent more than these prisons were bailt to hold THe biggest rates of increase were in Reagan's first year in office Crash programmes are under way but not likely to stem tide Officials expect some inmates will be crammed imo space designed by by 1990 td these figures do not count of thousands held ding trial or serving minor sentences jails The atmosphere that is breeding inmate violence deaths stabbings incidents and suicides is produced by a variety of individual aggravations each working as ical agents to formulate an explosion inside the prisons said a report by a criminal justice research group Its survey found that 225 ers were killed by other inmates in Slate or Federal prisons between January 1981 and June 1983 the latest period Eleven guards died at the hands of convicts and suicides totalled 263 I While no recent prison riot has approached the brutality of a 1980 uprising in New Mexico where 33 inmates died disturbances and have become place i Five guards were stabbed during a recent brawl in Indiana reformatory Another was killed a few months ago in a Maryland cellblock I described as the innermost circle of TYPICAL INNATE The typical inmate in America's prisons according to U.S government studies is a young adult male of about 27 from a poor family with little education and a history of drug from a poor family with little education and a history of drug or alcohol abuse He has been in jail before and was sent up this time for a violent crime or a Confined in a prison built about 40 years ago he may have a cell to himself but not likely the 60 square feet 5.6 sq metres of space consid- ered the minimum for health and safety He spend most of his day gling with the other inmates Guards usually keep well away atop walls or in viewing posts This typical prisoner is as likely to be black as white Blacks while only 12 per cent of the U.S populace now comprise about 48 per cent of the prison population While there is no study of the subject prison experts say con- between white and black con- vict cliques is another major source of tension Racial frictions were blamed for a prison yard battle in Nevada in late February RACIAL But the main irritant is the old problem of boredom U.S prisons have always been filled with said Alvin Bronstein a reform advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union When you double the in- mate population that idleness lates and so does violence Revulsion at prison conditions seems to be reviving reform efforts despite the general prevalence of get tough attitudes toward sentencing and punishment Prisons or whole systems in 34 of the 50 states are under court order to reduce population and curb other abuses Some states are easing ing with or sentencing programmes Officials in Washington have stirred con- by proposing to stop ing burglars to prison Critics term these measures futile efforts and say America must change its whole hard-line proach to sentencing Prison spaces should be viewed as a limited says a study by the prison over- crowding project It should be used sparingly and only as a last resort for the most serious criminal offenders for jetlag ready for trial under control LONDON First tests with volunteers have been so successful that Scientists believe a cure for it now ready for controlled trials Research at Surrey University near London has identified a drug that to adjust rhythmic body functions when people fly from one part of the world to another j Rapid travel across time zones presents problems for many people the body wants to continue to observe the original time zone The traveller can face a double length night or day as a Jesuit of jetting into new time zone ind this can lead to extreme ness in the daylight because the body's biological rhythms still believe it is night Despite the confusion the body gradually accept new time zone and usually after a day's rest the traveller adjusts to the changed night end meal times Hopes of eliminating this period of jetlag now centres on a mone substance called melatonin It js secreted by the pineal gland into blood stream and its rate of Synthesis is greatly stimulated by Studies have shown that it Synchronises breathing cycles in sheep and that it will act as syn- of the cycle in rats It is also known to have sleep inducing properties Professor Vincent Marks of rey University's biochemistry ment says an oral preparation of melatonin is taken before a flight across time zones it appears to speed up the of the hour body rhythms to eliminate the natural period of adjustment which is known as jetlag Professor Marks his col- leagues have a of tablets each containing five milligrams of melatonin which have been given to volunteers undertaking long air trips The travellers have taken the pills for two to three days before and after the trip and Professor says the results have been extremely ising in reducing tiredness and dis- to the body's biomedical rhythms If the University can raise to fund the trials over a two-year period some 40 people are expected to be involved Ten of them will be given the genuine melatonin tablets another ten will be given my pills the Others will be asked to adjust their diet to establish whether this carl affect their degree of jetlag JEF delegate for Int'l population parley f Mr Tyson Director of trial and Employee Relations at Jamaica Co Ltd has been by the Jamaica Employers to participate in the Seminar on Welfare Education to be held Philippines May by the International Labour Organisation with the of United Fund fot The Mfc play iii implementing family Will discussed Invited to participate are BARCLAY M ger Lot of IA Dr dwd Monday February 18 leaving wife Hyacinth dren Edrich Michael Margo brother Windsor other and friends A service of giving wM be held at Coke Church East rode today at 3.00 p.m No floral please Donch to the Coke Sunday School wi be appreciated BEADLE Of shal Rood Hoddo moreland died on Leaving wife Ruby step- daughter leene daughters Cynthia Olga sons Keith Uriel grandchildren 7 funeral Service wi be held on Saturday at 3.30 p.m at St Saviour's Church Chichister No floral tributes please donations in aid of the Church Aged 48 kite of School of ness died in New York on the 18th February 1985 leaving wife Myrtle children Card Victoria Lovem Carios Fay other relatives and friends Thanksgiving Service will be held at St Mary's Anglican Church Rd on Monday at 1 p.m thence to Bethel United Church Brown's St rine for funeral service at 4 p.m Interment in the family plot Hal No floral tributes in aid of the St Mary's Church Fund 000404 BOOLE Samuel Late of Aeolus ley St Thomas died on 15th February 1985 leaving wife Emily children Edgar Pearline Myrtle Vernal and Ruby 33 grands 77 and 4 great great dren and a host of other relatives and Body leaves Brown's Funeral Home on Sunday 24th at 12.30 p.m for Aeolus Valley Church for funeral ice at 3 p.m Interment in the Family Plot St Thomas nations will be accepted in aid of the Church Building Fund BROWN Adelaide Age 102 years late of Clarendon died cxi Leaving sons Cleveland Joslyn Leyland grand great grand children other relatives friends Body leaves Lyn's Funeral Home on Sunday to Church of God Funeral service at 3 p.m In- terment in the Family Plot CAMPBELL Of 33 Linstone Crescent Kgn 10 passed away Leaving daughter-in-law Re- imo C Campbell and other relatives Funeral Service and interment at Sunset Chapel Hill St Andrew on Saturday at 4.00 p.m No floral tributes please Donations will be accepted at the service for Bethany pel Had senior personnel management office holders from the Philippines sia Singapore Hong Kong Thailand Indonesia Korea Sri Lanka India Pakistan Fiji Austria Jordan Egypt Kenya bia Zimbabwe and Jamaica It it hoped that the seminar will be the beginning of programmes geared to introduce and implement level if the of the Regional Labour ind team a from the Employers Federation said Kuwait elects new government KUWAIT Feb 21 Reuter Kuwaitis have chosen a National sembly the only elected Arab parliament in the Gulf that contains 28 new faces and is likely to subject state policies to more vigorous Results of yesterday's election for the new sembly showed changes indicating that it will be more concerned over government social and economic policies said Conservatives will again dominate sembly now appear to include a broader cle of so-called ists and technocrats prepared to question state policy Prominent among these is Jassem rafi chairman of the former Assembly's nance and economic committee whom diplo- mats watched as an tion to measure public opinion on state economic cies After making attacks in ment handling of the economy pulled in 50 per cent more votes than in 1981 CLARKE Age 65 tote of Cumberland District dwd on Tuesday 12th Leaving wife Ethel mother Eaga six sons three ond other relatives Body leaves Funeral Parlour on Sunday 24th to Cumberland Seventh Day Adventist Church for funeral service at 3.00 p.m Inter- ment in the family plot berland Neman Late of Retirement Above Rocks ond Ave Brooklyn New York died on February 21 1985 Leaving wife Pearl and sons Patrick and Paul sisles Ambrosene Louise Ruby Julia Murray Minna Marie brothers and Raphael neral arrangements wi op- pear in press DARBY Ernest Of Cambridge Street age 89 died 20th February 1985 leaving sons Alfred and Ernest Harold En- gland Sydney ond Robert Dickie's Meat ters Pauline Dickson and reen Parris Church Teachers Selwyn Partis law Livio Ministry of grand and great grand- children Funeral Service wi be heW ot North Street Day Adventist Church Sunday 24th February at 3.00 p.m Interment in cot Cemetery No floral utes please donations In old of the Church Building Fund Age 58 Late of House Morant Bay St Thomas aled Leaving husband Richard mother brothers sitters relatives friends Funeral Service takes place on Saturday March 2 1985 at Coke Methodist Church Bay at 3.30 p.m In- terment in the Morant Bay FERGUSON Lale of 15 Monster Road Kgn 13 leaving brothers Aubrey son in Herman sister Amy nephews Howard David Gary in nieces Carrol Levy Chong Bearley and other relatives Funeral service at St Luke's Church Cross Roads on day at 3.30 p.m Inter- ment at St Andrew Parish Church Cemetery St Luke's Road en- trance HARRIS CM 7 Avenue Kgn 19 passed away in Miami U.S.A leaving mother father brothers and other tives Funeral service at Sunset Chapel Hill St An- drew on Sunday at p.m Interment in the Park HARRISON Jeremiah Late of Banana Ground Manchester Died on the 14th February 1985 Leaving wife Loveta children Denver Rohan and Randy mother grand parents un- cles ond other relatives and friends Funeral at Bethel United Church on day 24 February 1905 at 3 p.m Interment in the plot Banana Ground chester In lieu of a collection wM be token In aid of the Bethel United Building Fund 003702 man Age 97 of BoroV St Andrew died 6 Leaving wife Lota sister ris 5 children 60 grand 115 great grandchildren and er relatives Body leaves Madden's on Sunday 24th for service at 1 p.m at Bible True Church of God Border interment in the church yard JONES MsM Mnv Of New Market St Elizabeth aled at Santo Cruiz on Saturday February Leaving son grand daughter great grand children dette Devon Winsome of Boston Massachusetts U.S.A aba son grand daughters Helen of Toronto Canada I sister Laura Coke of Harbour View and many friends to mourn her Funeral service p.m Sunday 24th February at Funeral Parlour Santa Cruz Interment at Community tery St MRR Erte Late of I Hope View Ave Kgn 16 on the 17th February 1985 ing 2 children Vemon and dona ond other relatives Body leaves Brown's Funeral Home on Monday at 2 p.m for Church of God of Prophecy 36 Ave for service at 3 p.m Interment in the May Pen Cemetery St Lois of wvu on the 15th February leaving torn ond brothers Joe ond eM 3 and 13 and other l Name on Saturday t Church at Cod St Andrew for at 2 p.m In- in trie fomey plot MAY Oscar Died 17th in- stom Leaving children ny Cutie Jenny and Pamela Beryl Ira Melbourne and Clovis Funeral Saturday 23rd at 3 p.m Valley Baptist Mrs Cousin Of Maizland St James passed away on at her daughter Mrs residence Avenue Leaving 7 daughters 2 sons 35 grand children 19 great grand dren and other relatives ral service at Trinity Moravian Church 29 Montgomery nue on Tuesday at 3.30 p.m Interment in Sunset Parts Hill Si An- drew No floral tributes please Donations will be accepted at the service lor the Sunday School Women's Fellowship McLEAN Late of Waterford St Catherine died on the 11th February 1985 leaving Sandra son Nyron daughter Ebony 4 brothers 5 sisters and er relatives Funeral service win be held at Brown's ral Chapel on Sunday 24th at 1 thence to District St Mary for burial in the family plot Eugenie Miss Late of Treadways St Catherine died on 15th February 1985 at the age of 86 leaving 3 sons ond 3 23 grand children 33 great grand children other relatives and friends Funeral service will be held at Jerico Baptist Church on Monday February at 3 p.m Interment in the ways Cemetery MIGHTY Una gelist Pastor of Church of God Deliverance Centre 6 Douglas Ave May Pen of 12 Rose Terrace May Pen passed away at UWI Hospital Leaving dren Barbara Ja Mrs June Kimbourgh Mrs Audrey liams Lincoln and Carlton US A grandchildren and er relatives Body lies in state at Church of God Centre 6 Douglas Ave May Pen at 12.30 p.m on Saturday 23rd inst For funeral service at pm Interment at Denbigh tery REID Robert Late of 12 Mahogany Rd Kgn 11 died suddenly at age Leaving wife Agatha sons Reidie Webby of Rev die's Lounge Spn Town Winston and Freddy En- gland and Tatty daughters Shirley Harvey and Norma U.S.A ond Rose Cressa England and other relatives Body leaves Bryan's Funeral Home Young Street Spn Town at 2 p.m for funeral service at Dovecot Park pel at 2.30 p.m Sunday for interment in the Park SENIOR Died age 18 late of 8 Deanery Rd Kingston 16 Hoty Trinity School C Bees Chewing Gum Factory ing father Neville mother sisters Desmarie uncle Ralph grandparents other Funeral service Sunday at St Johns Baptist Church St John's Dist rendon 3.30 p.m Lorenzo Mass 83 years late of Pen Dressikie St Mary died on Tuesday February 12th Leaving sons Lebert Japhet Glen Meretta Annela and Enid sister grand and great grand children and other relatives to mourn Funeral service will take place at the Hunts Town Seventh Day Adventist on Sunday February 24 1985 at 3 p.m Interment in me Family Plot No floral tributes donation in aid of me Church Building Fund 004223 STUART Mrs Estor SW Ma Former of B Machado Co died Feb at her home 28 Nimbus Avenue Kgn 17 leaving grand children and other relatives Funeral service at the Church of God Seaview Chapel 1 Orion nue Harbour View on Sunday at 3.00 p.m Inter- ment in Sunset Park Hill St Andrew Dank Of Leaving wife Edna Dorrene Vee sons Hugh George kee and great grandchildren Funeral ar- rangement wi be announced later THOMAS OMM Late of 50 North Avenue Hampton Green Sen Town died on In the ed Leaving Be- atrice children Hubert Lloyd Leesy Lionel Borta Curl Egeton Daniel dren other relatives ral Service at The Church of Christ le Prince Ave Town on Sunday ot Interment In the cot Park TOWNSEND George Late of 480 tyre Kgn 6 dwd under ic circumstances on the 11th February 1985 leaving mother Undo Am Catherine Rickey Roger and Pat brothers uncles ond other Body leaves Brown's Funeral Home on Sunday 24th at 10 to lie in state ot National Baptist Church of God Farm for funeral service ot 3 p.m Interment in the family plot Form St Thomas THOMAS Student of St George's Col- lege died under tragic on leaving mother father ters grandparents other and friends Funeral service at the Union Church of God 3 Avenue Kgn 16 on Saturday ot 3.00 p.m Inter- ment in Sunset Park er's HM St Andrew WILLIAMS Hyacinth Rosa Late of 14 Drive Kgn 20 rant Sec Sen and Blue Cross died leaving mother Elsie husband ald daughters Diane Janet Paula grandmother Peter and other Funeral ice at St Richards Church Red Hills Road 2.00 p.m Interment ot Dovecot Memorial Pork WILLIAMSON nee Late of Lowe River died leaving Rutty children Leroy Junie lene Down Betty Jeff ers sisters father aunts uncles er relatives Funeral service at St Jude's day 24th February p.m Interment in the Church etery Donations in aid of Church YOUNG L Late of Islington St Mary ond Orlando Florida died Feb 21 leaving wife Pat daughters Jay and Joy sisters Verona Carmen brother Herbert ond other relatives Funeral in Mon Feb 25 FONDLY REMEMBERED ANDERSON George In loving memory of a dear husband father grandfather who left us two sod years ago on Sadly mined Widow children grandchildren other ATKINSON L Mama In loving ory of a dear grandma ond great grandma who left us for higher service one sod year Memories treasure no one can steal Death wounds no one can heal Time con the sadness Like a con the But nothing con the memory of you grandma dear Granddaughter A ly ATKINSON U Mama In loving ory of a dear mother who departed this life Md year Memories of our childhood days with you Are our most treasured sessions Sadly missed Son Ken Family ZELMA VERONICA MID In loving memory of our beloved mother and grandmother who passed away today one sad year LIFE MOVES ON BUT MEMORIES NEVER DIE Always remembered Daughter Violet Son Lenord U.S.A and other relatives THANK YOU Thf widow and family of tin late CASWELL CHARLES LEVY sincerely appreciates aU those ex- pressions of sympathy extended to them through cards personal its gifts telephone calls during our recent sad bereavement Special thanks for contributions to Ward 4 of the University Hospital FONDLY REMEMBERED L MMM In loving memory of o wife mother who deported this life one sod year Only those who hove loved and hove lost knows the joy of having and the pain of losing someone at dear you Yet In our hearts we know that you ore not dead only sleeping for awhile in the sweet arms of your Saviour Sadly Widower Doc daughter Arthur grand daughter Vincent In loving memory of a dear husband father father-in-law and grandfather who left us for higher service Feby 23 1984 Today one sod year Forgive us Lord for pining For wishing he were here It's hard to give up someone We have come to love so dear Because you see he was different He was special unique in a thousand ways He was loving he was giving and we'd miss him All our days Remembered lovingly Pearl Bunny Jackie Brian Michael grandchildren BAXTER Edith AMOK In laving memory of our dear EdNh who left us on Feb 23rd 1983 two yean ago To live in hearts of those we love and leave behind is not to die Foody remembered Her sisters Mrs In loving memory of our dear mother grandmother great grandmother who left us on one sad year You showed us love You gave us You left us nope That we may walk m me footsteps you have left behind Sadly missed Children grand great grandchildren relatives In memory of a dear brother-in-law who died Feby 23 1984 one sod year ago He live in our hearts And be known always for the foundation he laid Because goodness and fairness never die They go shining on like sun in the sky Sooty missed by Winsome Conroy Jr Christine and Sharon Allison L In loving memory of a dear son brother husband and father who deported this life on two sad and lonely years ago To us ot you were someone special Lovingly remembered Widow Cynthia daughters Patricia Alicia other relatives In loving memory of 0 dear brother-in-law and who passed on Feby 23 1984 One sod year Your gentle face and patient smile With sadness we recall You hod a kindly word for each And died beloved by all Always remembered Miss Dennis Madge and their families ELLIS In loving memory of o dearly beloved husband who departed on the 21st of February sod years Sadly missed Children grand children relatives and LAWES B In loving memory of our dear son father and brother who passed away Feb 23 Deep in our hearts your memory is kept Missed Mother Doris daughter Jackie and h loving memory our dear fattier who left us today one sad year Dearest Daddy We will follow your example And reach out our hands In comfort and cheer And you in turn will comfort us and hold us near And we will never be Afraid to die for you Are waiting for the sky missed Your children Bunny Jackie and LLEWELLYN In loving memory of a dear one who left us We think of you in silence We often col your name With tender love and sweet men tones We will never forget Always remembered Children grand and great In loving memory of o loving and devoted son-in-law and brother-in-law who left us on Feb 23 1984 One sad year today Sometimes it's hard to understand The loss of one so dear But the comfort of a loving God Is always very near Sadly missed and will always be remembered Mama Frater and Evelyn SINCLAIR Who passed away Feb 23 one sod year ago Always loved remembered and missed Mother Maudy daughter Olga husband Vernal son grandchildren other MEMORIAM OSMOND 0 BEERSINGH MRS You are gone but not forgotten Nor will ever be As long as life and memory last We shall always remember you Missed Children and grandchildren IN MEMORIAM DJ DADLANI nee HARJANI In loving memory of a dear sister and brother-in-law who passed away on and Sadly missed DIAL HARJANI FAMILY IN MEMORIAM T Pansy In cherished memory of beloved mother grandmother inter aunt and Christian friend Who deputed this life on 23rd February 1984 Mte that you nitre God knett your tow done To be teith Hit Jear ton Sadly Mated Owen June Patrick JJ other relatives and friends NEWSPAPER
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