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One prisoner – 2 wounding incidents within months

Santo Yamaico Hernandez was wounded yesterday

A young man serving time at Her Majesty’s Prison is being accused of carrying out a second brutal attack on a second inmate within the last few months.

The youngster, who is serving time for gun possession, is yet to be charged in relation to the latter incident that happened at the prison yesterday, August 9. As such, his name is being withheld.

Reports from usually impeccable sources are that correctional officers had to pull the young prisoner away when he was caught allegedly beating and wounding the older inmate.

The wounded inmate is Santo Yamaico Hernandez – a citizen of the Dominican Republic who is accused of murdering British Virgin Islands native Alston Penn.

He was taken to Peebles Hospital yesterday. He was released after being treated for a wound to the head.

It is not clear what caused the wounding incident yesterday, but BVI News Online understands that it took place while a number of inmates were together during a recreational period at Her Majesty’s Prison.

Meanwhile, in addition to a number of disturbances, there have been at least three wounding incidents at the prison since the start of the year.

In April, Kenyatta Boynes was stabbed at the facility.

In July, Denzil Osborne was stabbed during a confrontation with two inmates outside their cell.

And yesterday, Santo Yamaico Hernandez was wounded.

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  1. Just wondering says:

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    So all these stabbings and nothing can be done to restrict the access to knives and sharp objects? Or are they just waiting for someone to die??

  2. Me says:

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    it might be just a warning as school boys talk on the streets.

  3. small island says:

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    The prison and police need to be more knowledgeable about the gang activity that has been suppressed for too many years.

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