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Another prisoner stabbed at HMP

Santo Yamarco Hernandez of the Dominican Republic who is charged with the murder of Alston Penn has been stabbed at Her Majesty's Prison. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to information reaching this news site, a prisoner of Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut was reportedly stabbed today, Wednesday August 9, 2017.

The prisoner has been identified as Santo Yamarco Hernandez of the Dominican Republic who is charged with the murder of Alston E. Penn.

Mr Hernandez has been taken to Peebles Hospital but his condition is unknown.

Circumstances of the stabbing are unclear up to press time while efforts made to reach Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot were futile.

We will bring you more details as they become available.

Meanwhile, on July 29, 2017, Denzil Osborne aka ‘Snake’ was stabbed at HMP  following a fight involving three men outside their prison cell.

According to our newsroom Prison sources, the altercation had resulted in two prisoners (brothers) fighting with another, Osborne, who ended up being stabbed and had to be taken to Peebles Hospital, in Road Town.

21 Responses to “Another prisoner stabbed at HMP”

  • Concerned (09/08/2017, 19:31) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
    up there is a knife factory at HMP or what?
    • Nawwww (09/08/2017, 21:51) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      @concerned, I call it shank factory. The inmates have so much free time on their hands. Of course they are coming up with ways to make different type of shanks. I watch lock up and you would be surprise at the things inmates come up with to make a shank.
    • Hmm (10/08/2017, 04:30) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      You can be stabbed by anything not just by knives
  • belonger (09/08/2017, 20:04) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
    The management has lost control of the prison, their is a need for the changing of the guard. The leaders has lost focus on what they are supposed to be doing. Let it was a local, you would see what would become of them.
    • So true (10/08/2017, 09:30) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      None of that was happening under Forbes and they got rid of him - hypocrisy
  • @Concerned (09/08/2017, 21:11) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    open your damn mind. only knife can pierce flesh?
  • wize up (09/08/2017, 21:25) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    If a black person was running up there some of us would have been calling for his head(Just say; you can add your 2 cents(it's a free world)
  • yeah (09/08/2017, 23:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Balsam Ghut starting to get real now.
  • Time for a Change (09/08/2017, 23:26) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Start by changing their eating utensils.
    Plastic fork and knife. They only eat chicken and rice any way.
    As for toothbrushes, remove the handles and let them manage the brush alone.
    Cavity check when coming out of the carpentry room
    Make a drastic change on anything that can be turn into a weapon
  • Observer (10/08/2017, 08:05) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Foot cannot run the prison and the guards need to be replaced they all only there for a pay check and foot afraid of certain prisoners. The chief of police and his officers need to take over the prison and then you will see results.
  • Bread and Water (10/08/2017, 08:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    They need to change up there is a hotel give them bread and water you wouldn't have any stabbing they too happy.If I was head of the prison I would of form a team with the prisoners and let them come out and help with the clean up.Prison to sweet in the BVI
  • INMATE (10/08/2017, 10:02) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    We run the prison nothing ant going change that
    • Hmmmm (10/08/2017, 10:24) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Time for the queen to do with y'all what mapp did with the prisoners down rock. Everything has a behavior method
  • Get the prisoners to help clean up.. (10/08/2017, 12:00) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take them prisoners to the School that begging for clean up help..They have lot of strength. Let them put their strength to good use instead of fighting all the time..
  • real concerned (10/08/2017, 12:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Someone using my nick name!! I will change I am no longer concerned
  • Tallfat (10/08/2017, 13:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Was this accused placed with the general population? If so, Why persons charged for murder is not placed in a wing/cell which is safe for them and the general population? Those accused/convicted should be separated from the others or is it that the prison soooo fullll that it is not possible. The authorities owes prisoners and guards a duty that is to protect them. Why are they failing?
  • change (10/08/2017, 15:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    They will only take measures when someone dies of a stab wound.


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