Stock Farm Prison inmates allege abuse, negligence

An inmate at the Stock Farm Prison has brought up allegations of abuse and another pointed to negligent supervision at Dominica’s only prison.

The inmates made the allegations when they appeared before Magistrate Evalina Baptiste at the Roseau Magistrate Court this morning.

One inmate alleged that he is being housed in a cell near a septic tank where he claimed the scent of feces is unbearable. He further claimed that feces and urine can be found on the floor of the cell where he is kept.

“He took me from my cell and bring me down there because we were smoking cigarette in the cell,” the inmate said of the alleged maltreatment by one prison officer. He claimed the prison officer has “sore feeling” against him.

The complainant described the cell he was placed in as a “poopoo hole.”

Another inmate raised concerns about the lack of proper supervision by prison officers.  “There were two fights in the prison yesterday,” the inmate claimed, pointing out that one took place in the Remand Centre where a man was wounded and left bleeding on the floor.  He claimed another fight took place on the Basketball Court.

Magistrate Baptiste told the inmate who claimed he was abused to tender his complaints in writing.

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37 Comments

  1. Pleweh
    July 25, 2016

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The way you treat the most despicable and helpless in your society is a reflection of what kind of human being you are. It is also the building block of the kind of country you will create.

    No one is suggesting a luxurious life for prisoners. To say that the alternative to living in excrement is a suite at the Fort Young Hotel is simply ignorant. I am shocked at such callous cruelty. Anyone who endorses such abject degradation of another human being is hardly human him/herself.

  2. Anonymous
    February 14, 2013

    That was the advise “put in writing” stupes..these pmen are humans they are not animals…I am not saying give them axe body wash to bathe with and a king size bed to sleep on….but they can be treated better than that

  3. UNAMIGA
    January 7, 2013

    :cry: Yisel Perez Guzman, tu familia llora tu ausencia ,estaras ahi?, ellos no lo saben, pero tienen la esperanza de que un dia te podras comunicar con con ellos …UNA AMIGA

  4. KFC DOM
    October 20, 2012

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO POO POO HOLEEEEEEEE …..wehhhh d/cans never seize to disappoint.

  5. Anonymous
    July 3, 2011

    that is so so sick but they are human and they need to treat people better than that not because he is in prison u have to treat them like an animal,u do the the crime and u do the time but the officer is wrong,

  6. Straight Wood
    July 2, 2011

    lol

  7. fire
    July 2, 2011

    @those who agree with the officer and the judge,you are sick very sick,seek help.

  8. Anonymous
    July 1, 2011

    I had the uppertunity to work in the states prison sytem for twenty three years both as an officer and a supervisor, and i say they shuold be treated with dignity, one should not be punished when they get to prison by prison officials, our job is to keep them in prison to protect the society as a whole, and for the greater good of the world as a whole but not to punished , howevere the allegation shuold be investigated, and if the end resuld is found to be true , the perpetrature should be disiplained

    • d/ca
      July 1, 2011

      can’t believe the spelling

      • BABS
        July 7, 2011

        Me too, it is unbelievable. :-D

    • Roseau MAN!
      July 2, 2011

      We should house them at Fort Young Hotel,maybe they will learn to spell. Hope you get the joke? no hate intended.

    • people
      July 5, 2011

      Sir, for the first time i heard someone speak like that.. well said

    • Anonymous
      July 11, 2011

      Twenty three years in the United States and your grammar is still scary !

  9. god put a hand
    July 1, 2011

    i scan say nothing you never know how you can end up in jail
    let god have his way

  10. Wow
    July 1, 2011

    Make it unbearable so that he will never return there…u can’t commit crime and expect the taxpayers to give you a better standard of living than a lot of free people have…u don’t want to be treated like an animal….then stop acting like a animal so that you won’t be caged like one..

    • serious
      July 1, 2011

      reagraless if he is jail that does not they have to be treated this way…being in jail does not subject you to be practically living in the septic tank…nonsense you talking….and the jail is not for animals so the inmates should not be treated like one, they a re human beings and they have rights like you and me, regardless of their living arrangements at the time…… WOW

    • DA man
      July 1, 2011

      do you know that people goes to prison inocently do you know that can happen to you our your family think about it

    • REASONING
      July 2, 2011

      Do u know for what reason he is there that u are jumping into conclusion and passing judgement?What about if one day u end up there for your rights?Don’t be so inhumane.

    • Roseau MAN!
      July 2, 2011

      WOW! for president or the head of our palace at Stock Farm. Way to go lets hear it for “WOW”.

  11. hmmph
    June 30, 2011

    Hmm. That is a serious is a situation. If it is true, this is just unacceptable! Totally and completely. Yes, they did wrong but they are still human and therefore should be treated as one. That’s a breeding ground for all kinds of illnesses which will probably add to the strain the hospitals already have.
    I can understand if it’s just one inmate who said it but not when is two of them.
    How can the judge even say to put it in writing. Nonsense! no further inspection then? What if they are illiterate? So that is it then? I not for that one there at all!

    • Roseau MAN!
      July 2, 2011

      ” WOW you notice those for the bad guys? just read their post. Do I need to say more????????Complete A******** on a Hole.

  12. child
    June 30, 2011

    you take him out for two days, give him a good shower,bathe him in the most expensive perfume and give him a king bed to sleep on .but he will be back in jail in two days cause they never learn

  13. may
    June 30, 2011

    I DO KNOW THAT SOME PRISON OFFICES REALLY
    TREAT INMATE BADLY. WE HAVE TO REALISE THAT
    THE OFFICERS HAVE A VERY DANGEROUS JOB BE-
    CAUSE THEY ARE DEALING WITH CRIMINALS. WELL
    IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE IN POOPOO HOLE STAY
    AWAY FROM TROUBLE. I THINK THE OFFICE LET HIM
    KNOW THAT JAIL IS NOT A BED OF ROSES.

  14. fatty batty
    June 30, 2011

    people we all are human being,his freedom has been taking away his lock up,i am sure not wishing this on anyone today for him tomorrow it could be you or me.

  15. Papa Bwa
    June 30, 2011

    these guys who r saying that they tired come to prison .They not giving there a break.Many of them lack respect discipline think they can do or say what they want n get away with it.

  16. Why NOT
    June 30, 2011

    @ DA chick in UK …if you are familiar with the HOLLOWAY WOMENS PRISON IN LONDON then your comments should be revisited. These young men think it’s ok to take a knife to some one throat, put a gun in a persons mouth, burn a person vehicle and it’s all cool because they will only spend a few years behind bars at the expense of taxpayers in the hope of getting free medical when taxpayers still have to find money to pay…they get to be seen at the hospital before the taxpayer and paying public, get educational training and the like and you type this. If that is the case I might as well start something to spend some time at Stockfarm seeing as I have been paying so much tax for so many years. Then I could reap the benefit…wouldn’t you agree. Prison as far as I’m concerned is to punish the guilty and wicked let them take what they get

  17. Why NOT
    June 30, 2011

    Hello the whole idea of a prison sentence is to regenerate your mind and attitude so that you never want to be in such a place again. So if you thought that it was all warm bed and free hospital service welcome to the prison world…you’ve not seen anything yet. Try committing the same crime in another country like America and you would welcome a place near the poopoo hole cause it ain’t easy….trust me

  18. vip
    June 30, 2011

    ITs much better to be in the poopoo hole than to be out side terrorizing people.Who cannot hear must be made to feel.By the way you lucky you not in Romania or Siberia.Man just thank God you still alive.

  19. nuts
    June 30, 2011

    prisoner or not .. the man is human too.

    Jesus said.. do unto others as you would like be done unto you.

    The officer (S) may not reach to the prisoner level but let say one of his/her family member gets there.. he’s not treat them like that.

    • tea
      June 30, 2011

      Do all the mischievousness in the world and then expect nice life and comfort in the prison… you do the crime you have to pay the time poopoo hole or not!!! That experience will help him make better decision in the future..

      I thank you

  20. Wenner
    June 30, 2011

    Garcon if you don’t want to be in poopoo hole, don’t commit crime

  21. true that
    June 30, 2011

    you think you in a hotel man you lucky you in prison in dominica. what you want the queen’s bed room and steak, or wine and cheese

  22. d/a chick in uk
    June 30, 2011

    thts wt i cannot understand.. its not because these guys are at the prisons they should b treated like animals..the g/ment r payin prison officers 2 take care of these pple…because wen their family do a crime n com up there..they treatin them like kings…do unto others as u would hve 2 u..

    • Roseau MAN!
      July 2, 2011

      You watching to much TELE” AINT IT?

  23. agree
    June 30, 2011

    I totally agree with the inmates especially when they mentioned about the supervision. Even when they come to the hospital or the stadium or on the street or most places they go you can see clearly that the supervision is very very very very poor. Now when they escape no one wants to take responsibilty. I get so pissed. The prison officers take to many chances with these prisoners so i believe things happen in the prison and they do nothing bout it

  24. Anonymous
    June 30, 2011

    You well deserve it… I sure what you do worst than being in a poopoo hole :-x

    • tea
      June 30, 2011

      I know this behavior should not be condole, but at the same time please do your best in not breaking the law when you come out of prison and may every-time you think of doing wrong I hope the thought of the “poopoo hole” comes to mind….

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