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June 1st, 2018
Exclusive: VI prisoners in St Lucia complain of ‘inhumane’ treatment

CASTRIES, St Lucia, WI - Virgin Islands (VI) inmates housed at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) in St Lucia are allegedly being subjected to ‘inhumane’ and ‘discriminatory’ treatment on the neighbouring Caribbean Island.

September 28th, 2017
21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some news outlets have inaccurately reported that all prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been sent packing to St Lucia.

June 1st, 2017
What is taking place in our prison? Doug Wheatley asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Speak Out BVI show, Doug Wheatley, is concerned that prisoners at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut may not be properly rehabilitated before they are released back into society.

May 16th, 2017
Six inmates receive certificates in Skills For Life Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six inmates at Her Majesty’s Prisons are the first cohort of a Skill for Life rehabilitative course.

February 12th, 2017
Prison officers call for help for inmates

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Prison officers are once again expressing frustration about the level of mental and other remedial programmes for inmates at Her Majesty's Prison, saying most prisoners will return to society worse than they enter.

February 10th, 2017
UPDATE: Kevin Tyson was alleged instigator in HMP disturbance

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- More information reaching our newsroom on the alleged disturbance at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut this morning, February 10, 2017 is that Kevin Tyson was identified as the inmate that created a ruckus, which forced prison officials to call in the Task Force of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).



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