Thursday, March 27, 2014
VYBZ Kartel will only be allowed to record music in prison if the Department of Correctional Services deems him fit to be part of a rehabilitation programme, depending on his conduct.
The case of singer Jah Cure (real name Sycatore Alcock), who recorded three albums while incarcerated at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre was referred to and questions were asked if in the event that Vybz Kartel recorded music while he served his sentenceif any proceeds made from those songs should go to Williams' estate. In the case of Jah Cure, the proceeds of his songs were used to bolster the rehabilitation programme and he earned no money.
The Tower Street prison, popularly known as GP, is fitted with a fully operational recording studio and a low frequency radio station FREE FM, which broadcasts in the precincts of the prison. The prison authorities would have to ultimately make the decision for the victim's family to be compensated from any recording released by the artiste while imprisoned.