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BCF Searches Yield Weapons, Other Contraband


Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) conducted a series of searches in recent weeks, resulting in the seizure of improvised weapons, mobile telephones, chargers, and lighters.

The searches also found scissors and stones.

A Home Affairs Department release said the most recent search occurred on March 21, and there were four follow-ups.

The release observed that such measures are critical in maintaining staff safety and security.

On Sunday, a male inmate attacked another with an improvised weapon, resulting in the victim’s hospitalisation.

Deputy Director and Officer in Charge at the BCF Leonard Terrance explained that inmates are using increasingly sophisticated ways of concealing contraband.

However, the BCF has expressed its determination to rid the institution of weapons that could cause serious harm.

Nevertheless, the Department of Home Affairs release quoted Terrance as highlighting another ‘recurring challenge’ the BCF faces.

The problem pertained to people loitering near the prison perimeter.

“One of our greatest challenges that we face at the facility is the number of persons from all over the island who hide in the lush, green, snake-infested vegetation to throw contraband over the unit or the facility,” the BCF official stated.

He revealed that the contraband included cannabis, cigarettes, shoes, alcohol, and lighters.

In addition, Terrance said sometimes people send snacks and juices over the fence.

The Department of Home Affairs has urged the public to refrain from the illegal practices that could result in criminal prosecution.

According to the Department, the BCF has established guidelines for accepting approved items.


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  1. But it seems they are law for themselves and are supporting the criminals unless it hit at their door !!

  2. The inmates are happy to be in prison to get their 3 meals a day play football and plant garden all they need is a few extra things to live comfortable . I have heard that some inmates even cry when they are released because there is nothing else to do when they are out and will never go and work in private sector jobs for 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour which is in my opinion modern day slavery and a crime against humanity…

  3. These weapons are not manufactured at BCF. Now someone had to be the transport to these weapons/devices. Has any of the officers/guards/management been arrested for such breach of security. This operation has to have some form of connection from inside. Investigate from the inside.

  4. It would be interesting to know: (a) What is written on the warning signs posted on the perimeter. (b) How far out do warning signs go past the perimeter? Evidently, the signs presently emplaced don’t create anxiety. Possibly, the intruders don’t think the existing threat is plausible. They think it’s a joke like everything else.

  5. Why are some people surprised at these things are we forgetting where we leaving some of these cops will do anything for a couple of bucks and a shot of bounty sell their mothers if they have to,

  6. The prisoners are all Locked up at Bordelais how Did these weapons found in Cells at the Facality .Too many Corrupt Employees at that Facality

  7. Every time there’s an incident y’all do a search. Why not make twice monthly or weekly random searches. Secondly, we know persons are loitering in the bushes around the prison perimeter. Why not use the prisoners to clear the bush for at least 10-20 meters around the prison perimeter and make that area a prohibited no trespassing zone.


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