RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 01, 2018 23:16
Approximately 8 inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility are currently nursing injuries following a prison riot.
The incident took place on Wednesday when according to sources, prisoners staged a peaceful protest at the Facility but were forcefully stopped by prison guards.
The protest was over what sources claim have been inordinate delays in cases and the length of time that inmates have been on remand.
Reports indicate that prison guards fired on protesters injuring about eight individuals, who have not received medical attention since the incident which occurred around 3pm.
Claims are that the Bordelais Correctional Facility remains in lockdown.
Efforts to reach prison officials for a comment on the matter have been unsuccessful.