Kamai Jack uses a tissue to hide her face as she leaves the court on Friday. (iWN photo)

A Questelles woman was brought before the Serious Offences Court on Friday, charged with attempting to smuggle two cell phones into the Belle Isle Correctional Facility.

Kamai Jack, 25, is alleged to have committed the crime two days earlier.

She was charged that without lawful authority, she attempted to introduce into the prison two black cell phones which are prohibited articles.

Jack pleaded not guilty to the charge when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne.

She was granted EC$3,000 bail with one surety and was ordered to report to the Questelles Police Station on Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The matter was adjourned to April 4, 2019.

iWitness News understands that Jack is in a relationship with a prisoner at the facility.   

10 replies on “Woman charged with attempting to smuggle phones into prison”

  1. What a ridiculously high fine which the woman probably doesn’t have the money to pay. Should this ridiculous case even be brought to court just to impose a fine? Is a wonder people don’t still live in caves in SVG.

    1. Sorry Kenton, in my rage I failed to notice that she was not fined. But I still think that it is a waste of the courts time.

  2. R, you are the ridiculous one. When you learn to understand that a person in prison can use the smuggled cellphone to commit further criminal acts, like maybe threaten or even organize the disappearance of a witness; you might come to the conclusion that the fine should have been more.

  3. This is indeed a very serious charge because the phones could have been used, as they are in other jurisdictions, to carry on with criminal activity while behind bars, including ordering the assasination of witnesses in murder cases.

    By the way in which part of her precious anatomy did this women smuggle in the guns? Just asking…

  4. Who the “h” are you and you must be illiterate and cannot read. Where does it say that a fine was imposed? The young lady was given bail for EC$3,000.00 and if she refuses to turn up to court on the schedule date then the court takes possession of the money. If she is found guilty then the court imposes a penalty deem fit. The latter part of this letter is such an ignorant statement that it does not even deserve a response. Just leave SVG alone please!

  5. Kenneth A Little says:

    Apparently a simple warning wasn’t enough,the Kangaroo court is a joke. This is a typical case of what anyone will call a cash cow. Arresting someone with a cellphone should have been a misdemeanor and not be charged an exorbitant amount money for which I’m positive she’s incapable of paying.

  6. Dear Readers, I am not a person who formulates theses, set up an outline and then proceed to write a ten paragraph essay designed to prove my intellectual prowess. I am a person who reacts spontaneously to the news and gives my personal opinion. And as you see from my initial reaction, I too can sometimes be overzealous and make mistakes. I know that SVG is getting tough on crimes and don’t intend to demean that but, at times it seems to me that trivial transgressions are severely punished while serious violations are treated with a slap on the wrist. I do welcome however criticism as this helps me to be more diligent and helps me understand matters better. As you have seen above I am willing to admit my oversight. When I wrote the initial comment I soon realized that I had erred and had expressed my regrets even before all these rebuttals were published. The editor chose to publish the erroneous comment. Let’s see if he would now publish this.
    As far as people smuggling illegal articles into the prison. I think that there are already a lot of cellphones and other illegal contraband inside the prisons and by and large the contraband is brought in by bribed prison workers.

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