Colin Jones sets prison cell afire, injured
Relatives of Colin Jones who is currently in prison charged with murder, arson, unlawful possession
of weapons and narcotics are calling for an investigation into an incident at the Camp Street prison, yesterday.
According to reports, some time early yesterday morning Jones reportedly set fire to his cell where he was being held in solitary confinement.
He reportedly screwed out the solitary electric bulb, attached some wires and caused a spark that ignited his mattress.
Jones’s mother, Allison Simpson, told this publication that she was at home when she received a call informing her that her son was involved in an incident at the Prison.
She said that she was told that Jones used the electric wires in his cell to start a fire which eventually caught onto his mattress. However after the fire alarm went off swift action prevented the fire from spreading.
The woman said that she was reliably informed that her son was severely beaten by prison officers. “By the time we reach down to the prison we see them hurrying to put him in a vehicle, so we try asking the officer, Mr. Elliot, where they taking him and he (Jones) shout out and say he going to the hospital.”
“When we see he, he had blood on he face, like he head bust when they de beating he”.
The woman said that when they arrived at the Georgetown Public Hospital they saw prison officers kicking and cuffing her son although his hands were in handcuffs and his feet were shacked.
“One of the officers even start choking Colin while he walking in the hospital.
Meanwhile to add to the family’s concern, once Jones was called in to be seen by a doctor the prison officers stood over him with a firearm. The relatives said that the doctors then informed the prison officers that the medical staff cannot attend to a patient with them standing over them with guns.
“The prison officer tell the doctor that it’s a high profile criminal and they have to have the gun at all time, so the doctor said that he can’t look at the patient so the prison officer decide to leave the hospital.”
Ms. Simpson said Jones was taken back to the Camp Street Prison without seeing a doctor for medical attention at the hospital.
Back at the prison Simpson said the prison officers dragged her shackled son out of the vehicle onto the road before escorting him back into the prison.
This publication was told that Jones has been in solitary confinement for a lengthy period and is not being allowed his one hour per day exercise period. The man has also reported to his relatives that many days he is left without food.
Jones, also known as “Bunny”, is currently serving an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to charges ranging from possession of firearm and ammunition and possession of cannabis.