Thursday, November 14, 2019

Three Male Inmates Assault Female At BCF

Three male inmates assaulted a female detainee at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) Monday afternoon about 12.10 pm, Director of Corrections Hilary Herman has disclosed.

“It is physical but obviously a medical examination needs to be done so we can have the results of that,” he explained.

Herman told a news conference Tuesday morning that the matter is currently under investigation.

Hilary Herman (File photo)

“We have no further details but we think it is important for the public to know that this incident did take place,” the Director of Corrections stated.

Asked by reporters how such an incident could have occurred when male and female inmates are supposed to be kept separate,  Herman asserted that something obviously went wrong.

“That is what we will have to decide,” he told reporters.

Herman explained that male and female inmates are  very seldom together except in class or at church.

He said they are normally not together.

Herman explained that the incident took place within the medical and female unit.

“The medical and female units are joint units – so within that block you would have both male and female having access to that facility,” he said.

Herman told reporters he knows that procedures were not followed and the reason why has to be determined.

Asked whether the incident speaks to a breakdown in discipline at the prison, he responded in the affirmative.

“Absolutely,” Herman stated.

He observed that Tuesday was his fifth day on the job and a review is being undertaken of prison policies and procedures.

Herman is currently serving his third stint as Director of Corrections.

He was reappointed ton serve in that capacity as of the beginning of October, it was recently announced.

“What I think we need to do is go back to what we had. I think we have become complacent,” he told reporters.

According to the new Director of Corrections the males involved in the attack on the female inmate have been segregated while the victim is receiving counselling.

 

13 COMMENTS

  1. Obviously no rehabilitation is being done. It’s obvious the criminals are spending time and coming out the same or worse. Maybe we should change the name of this facility. Or maybe we need to step up our game to do some actual rehabilitation. For something like this to happen means one of two things or both, either the inmates aren’t receiving the help/treatment they need or the officers have lost sight/vision, become complacent or worse being bought. INVESTIGATE MR, INVESTIGATE.

    • It’s one thing to provide the programs and the other is whether the inmates are willing to accept rehabilitation, especially when they are constantly supported by family members in doing the opposite while incacerated.You can take a cow to the river but you can’t force it to drink.The law needs to stop playing games with the lawyers when they come and defend these guys and make the penalty for the crime and then we will rehabilitate.Stop supporting bail on the same offense over and over then they will accept responsibility for their actions and maybe willing accept the available change support

  2. This man is trying to put shade on whatever the previous director did. I don’t trust him one bit. Birds of a feather…on this note, the female prisoner does have a reason to sue.

  3. Oh my this is serious not uncommon though. I have not heard of any such incident but that is very serious . Immediate actions must be taken t . o get to the root of that problem it is a tip of the iceberg. Seriously we already have more than enough in Society, to take it to a Correctional facility? We are in serious trouble.

  4. First of all is Mr Herman a full time employee of the prison while he is running the Fisheries department ? Time to get answers on that

    • He is running the former Fish Marketing Corporation ,which is now called Lucian Blue Ocean Sea Food inc . Our prime minister is fully aware of the situation.

  5. Theres a ole dirty lesbian goon with dreadlocks riding around the place on a scooter as if shes a man, if you didnt look hard enough you would mistake her for a skinny boy. She ugly like sin. I hope she gets beat like a man one day as well, since she feel its balls she have between her legs. Ha Ha.

      • Oh trust me I will, the day the creature crosses me. After all, Im the one with the balls. Lucians typically are coward, but her justice will be dealt via road accident. I dont need to lift a finger. I just hope im around to witness.

  6. What does that comment about whose riding a scooter , obviously a free woman, have to do with the topic at hand.
    Please enlighten me so that we can all stick to the topic at hand.

  7. Juvinilles in 2014 were housed at hotel amongst other adult inmates contrary to the Constution and Correctional Service Act who was in charge.

    In 2014, 23% of the Residence slept on the floor which amount to cruel and degreding treatment. Against the consttution of St. Lucia and the Corrrctional Service act.

    In 2014 Cocain Marijuana and alcohol ware staple items at the prison I wonder who was in charge.

    Micheal Stephen vs the Attorney General where the couts found BCF culpable and fined the state more than 2 million dollars for the breach of the said inmates rights. I wonder who was in charge. Causing so much undue litigation on the Government and unwarrantted judgement against the government.

    But there is more to come I have all the hidden files and the book is not completed as yet. Let sleeping dogs rest.

  8. How does this happen in the middle of the day. Where were the security guards… wardens… correctional officers… supervisors… etc., etc. Something is drastically wrong at Bordelaise…

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