New documentary reveals appalling conditions at Bahamas prison

The Department of Correctional Services at Fox Hill. Photo: Tribune242

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

NASSAU, Bahamas — A two-hour documentary entitled “Sentenced to Suffer” exposing conditions at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) and the state of some of the inmates housed there has given viewers a glimpse of the desperately cramped, unsanitary and unsafe conditions at the facility.

The BDCS, formerly Her Majesty’s Prison before a name change 2013, has been under scrutiny over the past several months following a series of leaked images from the prison in April 2018 showing inmates using drugs and other contraband.

Video footage leaked from the prison at that time showed a glimpse of how prisoners were…

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