Inmate stabbed at Bordelais Correctional Facility

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


  1. Anonymous
    August 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Like really…always lie…

  2. No name
    August 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Why isn’t that Duncan fella in Solitary Confinement.

    1. Anonymous
      August 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      He’s helping to relieve the overcrowding situation.

  3. Anonymous
    August 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Yea it happened once with that Duncan fella so why is he still out among the rest of the prisoners. Don’t youall have a protocol for those prisioners with such act? Lock him up in a cell all alone or chain him from head to toes. Now the incident happens a second time or unless he has to kill an inmate for you to actually do something about it. And what they say ‘No hanging’.

  4. Anonymous
    August 20, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Why are inmates in possession of enough drugs that they can attempt suicide?Arent drugs for treatment supposed to be distributed via the in house physician? Why isn’t this individual under watch or in confinement seeing that he is a risk to himself and others? I think at this point an investigation is warranted into the operations of BCG.