ID needed for dead prisoner autopsy

PRISON OFFICERS looking into the death of Jason Jones, who was found dead in his Maximum Security Prison cell at Golden Grove in Arouca on Monday, are working with his relatives to get an identification card for him.

Prison commissioner Dane Clarke told Newsday this is the one thing deterring investigators from finding out his cause of death, as an autopsy cannot be done without some form of identification.

At about 7 am on Monday prison officers making their rounds in his cell block found Jones unresponsive in his cell.

He was taken to the infirmary where he as declared dead by a doctor.

Sources told Newsday his body bore no marks of violence, but he complained on Sunday of feeling unwell.

An autopsy was supposed to be done at the Forensic Science Centre in St James on Tuesday, but he had no identification card. The autopsy was postponed until relatives and prison officers could obtain one.

Jones was convicted of robbery with violence and was serving a two-year sentence.


"ID needed for dead prisoner autopsy"

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