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November 18th, 2017
2 prison officers stabbed by inmate of HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An altercation involving two prison officers and an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, resulted in the two prison officers receiving stab wounds yesterday, November 17, 2017, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

November 6th, 2017
Prisoner found dead in St Croix cell

VI CONSORTIUM

GOLDEN GROVE, St Croix, USVI— A man was found dead in his prison cell in the Golden Grove Correctional Facility in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday morning, November 4, 2017, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Sunday, November 5, 2017.

August 29th, 2017
Shakoy Lavacia charged for stabbing HMP inmate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A young man, who was previously charged for breaking and entering the Althea Scatliffe Primary School, possession of an illegal firearm and attempted murder, has now been charged for allegedly stabbing an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut, on the main island of Tortola.

May 2nd, 2017
UPDATE: Escaped prisoner turns himself in to police

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- After spending the weekend as a fugitive, Olanzo Dore, who escaped lawful custody while a prisoner on Friday April 28, 2017 has turned himself in to police.

March 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Treh Williams found dead in cell @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was sometime after 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017 that inmate Treh Williams was found unconscious in his cell at the state-owned penitentiary at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

January 2nd, 2017
Prison Officer allegedly attacked by inmate in HMP brawl today!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that today January 2, 2017 there was a reported incident of an inmate getting into a physical fight with a prison guard at the state-owned penitentiary located at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

September 7th, 2016
UPDATE: 'Mr Escape' recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Edrino Richards, known as 'Mr Escape', who fled from prison officers while at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut yesterday, September 6, 2016 has been recaptured.

September 6th, 2016
HM Prison inmate sets cell on fire

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from well placed sources is that a prisoner of Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut set his cell on fire this morning, September 6, 2016.

May 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Fmr prison officer Morton has case to answer - Magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ruled that former Prison Officer, Steve Morton does indeed have a case to answer before the court and has thrown out a no case submission made by the defence.

April 8th, 2013
HM Prison inmate escapes & is recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Her Majesty’s prison inmate Andrew Angus Penn has been charged with escaping lawful custody after escaping from the prison compound at Balsum Ghut on Saturday April 6, 2013.



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