Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The Denham town police have now launched an investigation surrounding an incident which occurred yesterday, at the Horizon Adult Remand Correctional Facility, in Kingston, leaving one inmate dead and a correctional officer seriously injured.
The dead inmate has been identified as 44-year-old Devon Brooks.
Reports are that yesterday afternoon, brooks who was armed with a makeshift knife, and a group of other inmates attacked the correctional officer, who was stabbed multiple times with the make-shift knife.
In an attempt to save his own life, the correctional officer lashed out at his attackers with his baton, resulting in Brooks being hit in the regions of his head.
Brooks and the injured correctional officer were rushed to hospital, where Brooks was pronounced dead, and the correctional officer treated and admitted.