12th April, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSS FM) – Another inmate of Her majesty’s Prison is nursing wounds allegedly caused by the baton of a prison officer.
The prisoner, who was already admitted to the J. N. F. Hospital, was allegedly beaten by the officer who was standing guard.
This latest incident involving the abuse of an inmate by a prison officer reportedly occurred about two weeks ago.
Sources close to the incident have revealed that the inmate was beaten after an altercation with the prison officer.
More alarmingly, the prison officer involved in this incident is said to be one three officers who severely beat another inmate in March causing that prisoner to be hospitalized for three days.
With two scandals involving alleged violations of prisoners already having occurred this year, it appears that authorities were determined to keep this latest incident quiet.
This incident has become the fourth in recent times involving officers of Her Majesty’s Prison and Prisoner.
There has been no response to these incidents from the authorities at Her Majesty’s Prison or the Ministry of National Security which is led by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.