Vybz Kartel is safe and no inmates were injured after the Tower Street Adult Correctional Center, aka GP, caught fire.
On Wednesday afternoon a massive fire broke out in one block of GP prompting an evacuation. Up until the time of this publication, the fire department manages to get the blaze under control and are now investigating what might have started the fire and how much damage was done. One correctional officer said that approximately 30 inmates were housed inside the George Davis Centre block of the prison. They were all relocated and accounted for.
A rep for Vybz Kartel told Urban Islandz that the deejay is okay and was not housed in that section of the prison where the fire was. “I still haven’t spoken to him but I was given assurance that he is okay and wasn’t even in that section of the prison where the fire was,” his rep said. “We are all happy that Addi (Vybz Kartel) is doing okay and look forward to seeing him as soon as we get the green light.”
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole after serving 35 years. The dancehall deejay is currently getting ready for his appeal trial in February 2018. Last year November, he was transferred from the Horizon Remand Center to the Tower Street Prison following an investigation into allegations that he has been recording music in prison.
This is one of the images floating around showing a section of the prison on fire.