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88 Young Men Currently On Remand At BCF – Mainly For ‘Causing Death’

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Amid concern over the involvement of young people in criminal activity, just released figures show that  eighty-eight males between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four are currently on remand at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF), mainly for ‘causing death’.

But the number in the wider 15 -35 age group on remand is a whopping 232 in a prison population of 541 as of December 7, 2022, some ninety-five percent of whom are male.

Regarding penal inmates, the primary offence for serving time is also causing death.

According to statistics obtained by St Lucia Times, the average age of inmates at the BCF is twenty-seven.

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The youngest person at the facility on a murder charge is sixteen.

Recently, Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte expressed concern over the number of young people in prison.

The Minister also revealed that according to BCF statistics, the average age for individuals entering the facility is now lower.

In this regard, the Minister spoke of the need to put a lot of resources into social programs.

Headline photo: Screen grab from January 2020 video inmates posted on social media.

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  1. I hate to say this – but how do you rehabilitate an entire household which is the nucleus of the family structure when for generations history has continued to repeat itself. Children learn where they live —- and they live where they learn – praying

  2. What is the public supposed to do with that information? Do what they are doing in the US. Death by lethal injection. First world countries can donate some, just like they were so happy to donate covid vaccines.


  4. There is an error in this report. A 15-year-old cannot be at Bordelais. He should be at the BTC. Garde look into this.

  5. Can someone please review this universal education system in St Lucia. It is damaging our boys.
    The boys need more technical vocational skills. Pleaseeee sombody review before itvis too late.


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