Jamaica: Attempted prison break, stabbing at women’s prison

Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre for women

(Jamaica Observer) There was an attempted prison break at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre for women yesterday, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has informed.

An official at DCS told OBSERVER ONLINE that the escape bid was made around the same time that an inmate was stabbed several times during a brawl with another inmate.

The wounded woman is currently being treated at hospital.

The DCS official also informed that following the melee, wardens at the correctional facility found cellular phones on one of the cell blocks.

The items were confiscated.

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