The last ten months have reportedly not been easy for a 33-year-old Jamaican man who has been on remand at Dodds prison.
Rayon Autorney McBean, of third Avenue Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, told Magistrate Douglas Frederick today that “prison has been hard, Sir”.
“I get one bread pun a morning . . . three scoops of rice pun 12 o’clock . . . and one bread and tea with no sugar pun an evening,” McBean said in appealing for bail.
However, the prosecutor, Station Sergeant Samuel Hinds, restated the Crown’s objections to his release on the grounds that he has no strong ties to the country and was deemed a flight risk. He also pointed to the seriousness of the offence against him.
McBean is accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor on October 12, 2017.
The magistrate denied his bail application even as he told the accused that prison in any jurisdiction would be hard.
McBean returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on August 20.