DNA Sampling began at the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre

Published: Monday, April 08, 2019

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sampling began at the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre on March 12, 2019. Recently Justice of Peace Ms. Lilith Anderson witnesses the process of DNA sampling of inmates scheduled for release in May 2019. DNA samples have been collected from 26 inmates so far. The collection of DNA sample is done in alphabetical order, however, inmates who are soon to be released are placed at the top of the list.

The Department of Correctional Services is conducting DNA sampling at all of its Adult Correctional Centres. The DNA samples are being collected to aid the Jamaica Constabulary Force in creating a database to assist in investigations.
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