BCF defends human rights record after BVI prisoners complain

Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has defended its human rights standards following reports that prisoners from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) were complaining about food, health care and other issues.

Twenty-one BVI prisoners are currently housed at the BCF.

They began arriving here in September after Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, announced that this country had agreed to temporarily house prisoners from the hurricane hit BVI.

BCF Public Relations Officer, Kerwin Albert, told St Lucia Times that when the BVI Minister with responsibility for prison, Myron Walwyn, visited the Saint Lucia prison recently he was ‘impressed.’

Albert disclosed that the minister met with management of the BCF and toured the facility.

“He indicated to us that he was quite impressed with our standards, especially our human rights standards,” the PRO stated.

Albert expressed the view that the visit of the BVI minister was prompted by allegations made by the BVI prisoners to their relatives back home.

“Basically, everything is okay  – it was a bit difficult for them to settle in because of the fact that they were not getting their normal visits,” he told St Lucia Times.

However Albert said the BVI prisoners are now ‘settling in quite well and adjusting.’




  1. Anonymous
    November 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Those prisoners rude and out of place. Send them back to the BVI. HOW MUCH IS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT PAYING ST. LUCIA FOR KEEPING THEIR CRIMINALS AT THE BCF?

    1. Anonymous
      November 3, 2017 at 5:25 am

      good question

  2. Anonymous
    November 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Why the hell people cannot understand that prisoners have the constitional rights to have family visits. The BVI should have taken this into consideration. The reality is we never know if one day we too can become a prisioner. Stop judging people.

  3. B
    November 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    They Should ask for their Wives Girlfriend or Boyfriend to sleep with tbem in the Cell everyday .They Committ Crime and always Run to the Human Rigbts personnel

  4. Anonymous
    November 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I see a back lash in that ….we don’t have no human rights in jail in st.lucia…the truth will come out

  5. Amie dodo
    November 3, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Prisoners are prisoners its not a normal life anymore, the,,,,

  6. Anonymous
    November 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    They also have rights too…..I hope your turn don’t come…U don’t have to steel…or kill…or do drugs…or rape to go to JAIL….becareful

  7. Don't complain
    November 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    The are complaining because they are free to do what they want up here, post on Instagram, Facebook and the sorts, some can walk outsoe and return at the end of the day!! Now they know a real prison and what it feels like…. And I would know, I live in the BVI. A few of them are muderes and they crying I want to go home? Y’all lucky them fellas in BCF ain’t bend yall like shrimp… Then again

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