BCF Remains Resilient After Three Inmate Deaths

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Press Release:-  Following three fatal incidents at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) between September 16, and September 29, 2021 the institution’s director Mr. Hilary Herman is reporting that the facility remains resilient and dedicated to the safety and security of both staff and inmates.

Following a meeting on Friday, October 01, which was presided over by the Minister for Home Affairs Honourable Virginia Albert Poyotte, the BCF director expressed optimism that the facility is being supported in overcoming its perennial challenges, including some operational changes that will in short order address some of the areas requiring critical attention.

Apart from addressing management and security concerns, the BCF is also addressing the
trauma that both inmates and staff may have experienced in recent times.

“We have had counsellors on compound to speak with inmates and officers who were in the vicinity of any of the tragic incidents that occurred recently. We have a volunteer from a civil society organization and the Employee Assistance Programme within the Public Service is also providing the counselling support. It has been well received and we really thank the counsellors for that. We are placing a high priority on the healing process right now” explained Mr. Herman.

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The Bordelais Correctional Facility continues to work closely with family members as regards the burial of their loved ones.

“We are communicating with them. We would appreciate and recognize that they have lost a loved one. In at least one of the matters the burial arrangements are fairly advanced,” Mr. Herman said.

In a September like no other in the BCF’s history, misfortune visited three times. On September 16, forty-five-year-old inmate Kevin ‘Goats’ or ‘Carlos’ Wilson was found unresponsive in his cell. He was on the mental health case list of the correctional facility.

Twenty-one-year-old Noah Peter was stabbed and critically injured on Wednesday, September 15 and passed away on Saturday September 18, 2021.

Yohan Henry, a 23-year-old serving time, was the victim of an industrial accident in the tailor shop and sustained serious injuries. He was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

The Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) extends condolences to all the bereaved.

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