No illegal recordings in prison - Montague

April 26, 2017
Vybz Kartel

The days of songs being illegally recorded in prison are over. 

According to Robert Montague, the Department of Correctional Services has "stopped the recording of songs illegally".

Montague, who is Jamaica's minister of national security, made the comment in the House of Representatives today.

His comments come amid a firestorm over a song which sees young dancehall artiste Shenseea collaborating with incarnated deejay Vybz Kartel for a song titled 'Loodi'.

Kartel, who is widely believed to be recording songs in prison, was transferred from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre to the maximum security Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in November.

Last month, Corrections Commissioner Ina Hunter said that claims that Kartel, is recording from prison may only be regarded as speculation as there has been no evidence to confirm that this is indeed happening.

She said an investigation is continuing to determine the truth and promises that the findings will be made public.

Kartel is serving a life sentence for murder.