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BCF Probes Photo Of Inmate Apparently Using Mobile Telephone


The Bordelais Correctional (BCF) has launched an investigation into a social media photo of an inmate apparently using a mobile telephone.

The probe follows recent arrests of individuals attempting to throw contraband, including mobile telephones and cannabis, over the BCF’s perimeter fence.

In one incident, BCF Special Operations Response Team (SORT) officers shot a suspect whom police charged after his release from hospital.

A photo that appeared on social media this week showed two male inmates.

The shirtless inmate in the foreground with outstretched hands appeared to be pretending to have an imaginary pistol.

The other inmate in the background seemed to be conversing on a mobile telephone held to his right ear.

One individual commented: ‘Jail self down Lucia sweet eh’ with three smiley faces with tears emojis.

In late November last year, the BCF conducted a significant exercise dubbed ‘Operation Clean Sweep’ to locate and seize contraband from inmates.

The operation involved correctional Officers, the police, and members of the Saint Lucia Fire Service and seized over 1,500 contraband items, including mobile telephones, chargers, and cell-made weapons.

In some prisons, inmates have used contraband cell phones to intimidate witnesses and public safety officers, traffic in drugs, and manage criminal enterprises.

Some experts have recommended cell phone jamming technology to address the problem.

However, there are concerns that it could interfere with legitimate calls.

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  1. I am hoping the BCF can make public their findings as we all know BCF do not manufacture mobile device. It seems like there are more snakes inside the prison that what you can find in the jungle. This required an investigate outside the confinement of the BCF and also to setup a sting operation to catch the culprit. You have to look at this from many angles not just about the recently published drone system but also officers, visitations, tunnels etc.

  2. THAT GOES TO SHOW YOU THE WHOLE SYSTEM NOT GOOD. Some of the police officers who work inside of the prison i believe are assisting the inmates with receiving phones , To me the guys on good behavior who have been there for years can get some type of leniency but at the end of the day jail is not a school its a correctional facility, now I’ve also heard rumors that the inmates family members or friends send the phones over the fence or the wall for the inmates. This phone in jail has been happening since i was young but because of that one comment yourll want to say something publicly. The inmates are murderers ,theives and child molesters , you have to expect delinquent behavior from law breakers. The crime will not stop if the law breakers on the outside seeing the fellers free up inside jail on tiktok and facebook live. That’s crazy. Fix this !

  3. I do not think BCF is a correctional facility nor a prison that’s a 3 star hotel funded by the tax payers. Having a mobile device in a prison cell is like having a TV in a jail cell, it works similarly like if someone migrated and living in another country because the only way you can make contact with each other is via phone, in this case they can see live streaming, a lil bit of porn as well and caboom life is sweet because they get fed, being facilitate with meals, water, electricity – NO BILLS. Mess up people life on the outside and the go retired back into the 3 star hotel. The cycle continues!

  4. BCF is one of the worst run institutions in the protective services group. This institution lacks proper managerial structures and policies. But listening to its director one might believe that it is the best ran institution on Island. Clearly, some of these nagging issues at this facility can squarely be attributed to poor management and leadership. With all these issues plaguing that institution, one should asked the leader when last he attended a management meeting. I doubt he would remember since that function is seen a baseless and a duty of perceived less competent persons in leadership roles. Incompetent and arrogant leadership will surely lead to chaos like is being observed at that institution. It’s time for the governments, SLP and UWP to try new and more competent men and women to restore some level of normalcy to the management of BCF.


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