Vybz Kartel sudden prison transfer inflamed some of his fans but apparently warders at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre are more than welcoming of the “Worl Boss” deejay.
It has been reported that warders at the Tower Street prison, also known as GP, are upbeat that incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel is now an inmate there, after he was seemingly spontaneous transferred last Tuesday from Horizon Adult Remand Centre.
A warder at GP, Simon Willard (name changed by request), told the Jamaica Star that most of the staffs are upbeat about Vybz Kartel’s transfer to the downtown Kingston prison.
“The presence of him (Kartel) being here was felt from the first day,” Willard said.
“The entire prison, warders and inmates a talk up bout him. We nuh know the real reason he was placed there, but a whole heap a speculation,” he stated.
Willard also noted that he is in support of Vybz Kartel recording music behind bars. As of now, the Dancehall artist is not permitted to record music in prison as part of his life sentence. But that could change if a judge grant him permission, as the facility houses a functioning recording studio.
To date there has been no official word from the Department of Correctional Service about Kartel’s transfer, which coincides with mounting concerns that Kartel was allegedly recording songs while incarcerated at Horizon.
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, had been at Horizon since 2011 when he was arrested for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Following his conviction and sentencing in April 2014, he was returned to that facility.
The “Dancehall Hero” deejay was transferred to GP a little more than a week ago.