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UK to build £25-m prison in Jamaica. Is this a future burden for tax payers?

The BBC said £25-million is expected to be spent on the facility. British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed this at Jamaica House a short while ago. The project, the BBC said, is in an effort to break the impasse in negotiations over a prisoner transfer deal between Jamaica and the UK.
British Prime Minister David Cameron
It is estimated that more than 600 Jamaican nationals are currently serving sentences in UK jails.
The deal is expected to save taxpayers £10m a year when transfers begin in 2020. More than 300 prisoners are expected to be sent back.

Will this be a burden for Jamaicans in the future? Add your thoughts below.

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