Jah Cure to be freed - "Jah Cure must serve his full sentence"

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Claude Mills
Freelance Journalist


JahCureMusic-ReggaeJamaica_sexygirls.jpgThere will be a seismic shift in the reggae universe as of July 28th, 2007.

Why, you ask.

Well, that is the earliest possible release date for Jah Cure, the singer known for huge hits such as 'True Reflections' and 'Love Is'.
YardFlex confirmed that the singer could be released on this date.
"Jah Cure's earliest date of release (EDR) is July 28, 2007 and his latest release date (LDR) in July 18, 2011," Major Richard Reese, Commissioner of Corrections, told YardFlex earlier this week.

"As long as there are no institutional breaches or any serious breaches committed which warrant a serious investigation before this date, he should be released at this time, on July 28th, 2007."

Jah Cure was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on April 26, 1999, for two counts of rape, robbery with aggravation, and illegal possession of firearm, all arising from the same incident. He received this sentence at age 19. He will be 27 years old when he is released.
"If he commits a breach while released on EDR, the prosecuting judge would take into account his previous conviction and he could get a longer penalty," Major Reese reasoned.

The Commissioner said he did not know if Jah Cure would come up before the parole board before his release date. One prominent entertainment female personality actually commented: "Why is it that Jah Cure who is a criminal is applauded by members of this society for a heinous crime committed against women? Jah Cure must serve his full sentence, I don't care what he sings, he has not apologized, and any man who could do such a vicious act deserves to remain in prison for a long time. Where do people get off with this 'Free Up Jah Cure!" foolishness?!"

Two years ago, Jah Cure was buffeted by an avalanche of bad press arising from an interview conducted by a Gleaner reporter with his victim. Women's groups were particularly incensed by a follow-up interview where he seemed to be less than penitent about his conviction.

Last year, combination singles 'Nah Build Great Man' with Fantan Mojah hit local charts while the combination with Gentleman, 'Share the Love' hit the top ten of the Choice FM charts in London.
Jah Cure is a very bankable star and his release will start earnest jockeying by promoters and producers in the entertainment fraternity to use his considerable talents. There is already talk that he may appear on this year's Reggae Sunsplash and could provide a shot in the arm for reggae music which lacks a major international star since the death of Bob Marley.

  • hottie hottie

    i think that if jah cure has commited the crime that he should do the time but then again no nody knows if its him but if he did he did 8 years already and its clear that if he did do the crime that he has learned from his mistake and has grown from a little boy into a man but then again if he did do it then i can't imagine how the girl must feel because nothing can change her emotional scars but if nobody knows if he really did it then he has severed enough time 8 years is alot. i am a big fan of his music...fre jah cure

  • Peace22

    The same way the rape victims could have been your sistas, or muddas, or dawtas, Jah Cure could have been your bredda. There is no circumstantial evidence that linked him with the crime. For all you know, dis bredda could be serving unnecessary time for no reason. He's very talented, and the WORLD is waiting for him. FREE JAH CURE!! is all I gotta say. Nuff Raspect for all the supporters & followers. One Love

    RasLand Promotions out of STX, VI.

  • jay jay

    WE SHOULD NOT CONDEMN JAH CURE. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ AND HEARD, OBVIOUSLY HE WAS NOT GIVEN A FAIR TRIAL. IN SITUATIONS LIKE THESE WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THIS CASE. THE FACT THAT THERE WERE NO CONCRETE EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM AND THAT HE WAS SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS OF WHICH HE SERVED 8 YEARS SHOULD BE ENOUGH . IF ANYONE IS TO BE BLAMED IT'S OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM WHICH FAILED TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM. I DO FEEL FOR THE YOUNG LADY WHO WAS RAPED, BUT I ALSO FEEL FOR JAH CURE BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE THAT HE REALLY COMMITTED THAT CRIME ALONG WITH THE OTHERS HE IS ACCUSED OF. ANYTHING IN THE DARK ALWAYS COMES OUT IN THE LIGHT, AND IF HE DID, EVENTUALLY IT WILL BE KNOWN. IT MAY NOT BE KNOWN TO EVERYONE BUT SOMEONE WILL LEARN THE TRUTH. I LOVE JAH CURE MUSIC, I FOUND IT TO BE VERY UPLIFTING AND I HOPE THAT WHEN HE GETS OUT HE WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSITIVE THROUGH HIS SONGS. JAH CURE JAH BLESS, YOU ARE CONVICTED OF A CRIME COMMITTED AS A TEEN, NOW YOU ARE A GROWN MAN IN YOUR OWN RIGHTS AND I HOPE YOU HAVE REALLY LEARNED A LESSON FROM ALL THIS WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE INNOCENT OR GUILTY.WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, SO CONTINUE TO DO YOUR THING. ONE LOVE! .

  • Diandra

    IT IS TIME TO SET THE MAN FREE ITS BEEN A LONG TIME AND SUM A UNNO WEHY A CHAT SEY HIM FI NUH GET RELEASE HOW UNNO KNOW SEY HIM RAPE DI GIRL UNNO DID R**SCL**T DI DEH FI SI SOME A UNNO JUST A CHAT NOBAODY KNOWS IM DOULD A SPEND TIME FISINTING WEY HIM NEVA DO EVER LOOK ON DAT SIDE A STORY. LET HIM FREE

  • HI

    It is high time to free the lion of reggea music n the friends of the youths them say.Jah Cure is tallented and he is someone who is going to be a responsible somebody in the future.

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