An inmate at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in the neck by another inmate on Sunday, police confirmed.
The incident occurred in the medium security dormitory at the prison.
According to well-placed sources, one inmate attacked another with a knife that had been missing from the prison’s kitchen for several weeks. The inmate responsible for the stabbing worked in the prison’s kitchen.
Police spokesman ASP Audley Peters told The Nassau Guardian a knife was used in the attack, but he could not say where it came from.
The injured inmate was rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment. Witnesses alleged that corrections officers beat the inmate responsible for the stabbing so badly that he also had to go to hospital.
Peters said the stabbing is under investigation.
Police did not include the incident in their crime report, neither did the Ministry of National Security make a statement.
This is not the first violent incident at the prison that officials have failed to report.
D’yanza Knowles was beaten to death in his cell on the F-block in Maximum Security on November 18, 2019.
The media did not learn about his death until prosecutors charged his cellmate, Tyrone Butler, with manslaughter in February 2020.