A stabbing incident Saturday at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has left one inmate nursing wounds to the chest and lower abdomen.
The inmate, identified as Emmerson Dornelly, had to be rushed to St Jude hospital.
There has been no official word on his condition.
BCF spokesman, Sergeant Dane John, told St Lucia Times that Dornelly and another inmate, identified as Junior Duncan, were involved in an altercation at around 9.20 am when the stabbing took place in the maximum security section of the prison.
He recalled that Duncan was one of the two inmates involved in an attack on another prisoner at the BCF in June this year.
Prison officials said Duncan was shot when he and the other attacker turned on a response team.
The officials said the wounded inmate later attempted to commit suicide by swallowing a number of pills that were given to him as part of the treatment for his gunshot wound.
Sergeant John would not be drawn on the question of how in Saturday’s latest incident an inmate happened to be in possession of a weapon.
But he disclosed that the latest matter is currently being investigated by both BFC officials and the Dennery police, while the security protocol at the BFC is being reviewed.
“We have had reason to defuse incidents involving him (Duncan) before,” John told St Lucia Times.
“Incidents like these occur, not too often, but on a small scale,” he explained