Another inmate escapes from St Lucia prison

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by Caribbean News Now Staff

CASTRIES, St Lucia — Another inmate has escaped from the Bordelais Correctional Facility in St Lucia, the second prison break in less than a month, National Security Minister Guy Mayers confirmed on Sunday.

He told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that it was still unclear how the inmate, a 21-year-old from the east coast village of Dennery, who was serving time for possession of drugs, was able to escape from the facility.

Unlike the previous jail break, which was facilitated by persons from outside, there was no such interference on this occasion, prompting suspicion that the escapee may have either made his way out over the prison fence, or been facilitated from within.

Sunday’s jailbreak comes in the wake of an audit done on the prison facility by a US team, which has just submitted recommendations to the government into ways security at the jail can be improved. In August, two Venezuelans and a St Lucian made their way out of the prison yard after a fence was cut from outside to facilitate their escape.

CMC reported that there has been no trace of the convicts, who police informants say have made their way out of the country.

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