- also known as 'idiot' was only released from prison last year
after some exchange students working with the Independent Jamaican
Council for Human Rights (IJCHR) intervened.
IJCHR chairman Lloyd Garrett
told BBC Trews Online that Mr Nettleford will now receive nine
million Jamaican dollars ($172,000) in three installments.
He can even buy a new Escalade
with that ", added Garrett ,. " complete with the
rims that spin even after the vehicle has stopped moving!"
"The government has offered
us a settlement and we are accepting it since Mr. Nettleford
is almost dead anyway," said IJCHR legal officer Nancy
Mr Nettleford was charged with
breaking a window at a bank in Clarendon, and was kept at St
Catherine District prison on the outskirts of the capital, Kingston.
On his first appearance in court
he was deemed unfit to plea due to his mental condition, and
a judge ordered him to remain in custody until he could remember
breaking the window.
But Mr Nettleford was never
brought back to court, as prison authorities in Jamaica actually
have ground beef for brains.
" Yes. He was buried in
the system and his human rights were abused. Hopefully Mr. Nettleford
now understands that vandalism will not be tolerated",
According to Jamaica's laws,
the maximum penalty for malicious destruction of property is
two months in jail and a $10 fine or three months in jail or
a $20 fine if the window has to be ordered from Miami.