Raise Your Voice: Jailed mother being abused

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc has expressed concern about the fate of a teenage mother who the organization says is incarcerated at Bordelais Correctional Facility with her newborn baby.

Raise Your Voice asserted in a statement that the young woman is being physically abused by a female prisoner who is on remand for murder.

According to the organization, information received indicated that the teenager would have been released on November 11, 2016.

“We are concerned to date a decision to release a young girl and her month old baby from jail has not been resolved, a young girl who has been a ward of the state from the age of ten, when the Department of Human Services & the Family Court deemed her mother unfit and placed her in foster care at the Transit Home,” the Raise Your Voice release said.

It called on the government of Saint Lucia and the Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Lenard Montoute, to conduct an urgent and independent investigation into the Department of Human Services, the Transit Home & the Boys Training Center.

The organization also called for a corresponding investigation into the information and documentation submitted to the Family Court by those Agencies,  as well as  an urgent investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 4-year-old Milan Ferdinand of Grand Ravine, Dennery, approximately one year ago while in foster care under the supervision of the Department of Human Services.


  1. Alvin st luce
    November 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    This is a blatant malicious lie. I hope that the person who made it up knows that there’s something called karma.

  2. Anonymous
    November 14, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Her E.P.D. was never November 11th..This is a blatant. .bold face lie…No one is abusing this girl…get your facts…You do the crime you do the frigging time…Choops. ..

  3. Anonymous
    November 14, 2016 at 10:59 am

    The girl is in a special unit with almost all she and the baby needs and more..what else she wants? They eh get nun to say now she’s being abused…mante…how the hell can an inmate abuse her when she is not on the female unit…I hope when she comes our this week Raise your Voice check on she and the baby…and not raise your voice when it’s not necessary…get your facts…

  4. bullsh8t
    November 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Really is that the kind of example they wanna set for young criminals. Fine go a head then free the unfit mother and her young

  5. Sackawinkie
    November 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

    People you write with such anger, & rage; please, let us always be gentle, and meek — “humility!” We, (all of us), are ALWAYS in the presence of JAHOVAH; we will act like it.

  6. Sackawinkie
    November 14, 2016 at 11:44 am

    “HUMILITY” is NOT a weakness! Always, “agree to dis-agree!” Love you all; the world is also watching!

  7. Anonymous
    November 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Why do they want to talk now, she is 16 or 17, that’s baby #2, she has been in jail from since may and all of a sudden they want to free her because she had a baby. Please…. that’s bull. She is not the first and she will not be the last to have a baby in jail. When they sent her there she was already pregnant, no-one was concerned then, so why now?

  8. Anonymous
    November 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    What did she do anyway?…if men could get pregnant to get released alot of men would have long bellies at bordelais

  9. Anonymous
    November 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Wow my people. Why so much hate in youll hearts .no wonder trump won

  10. Anonymous
    November 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Where does Trump even show up here. Give it up. Take care of your business on your doorstep.

    Now do you still want that Visa?

  11. concern
    November 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    There are many questions here .
    Where will she leave when she gets out ?
    Who will support her financial?
    What’s about the baby ..will the mother be fit to care for her?
    This young girl had a child very young when she was a ward of the state …saying her mother wasn’t fit …how did that happen?