Charges are expected to be laid on three prison Officers who beat up an inmate at Her Majesty Prison in Basseterre last month.

News broke in late March that three prison officers had beaten and tortured a prison inmate, who subsequently had to seek medical attention from injuries sustained.

According to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty, the matter is under investigation. “The matter is under investigation by the police. We have also gotten an opinion from the legal department.”

He noted however, that he expects charges to be laid in the matter. “I would say at this point charges will be laid. I do not want to give any details but the persons involved will be charged. I have not gotten the chance to go through the report from the legal department.”

According to reports in late March a male inmate at the Federations largest prisons facility was shackled and beaten by prison guards that resulted in him being hospitalised.

This publication understands that the three guards were involved in the incident and they were asked to resign following the incident.

It was also alleged that the inmate was sexually violated with a broomstick a charge that has since been denied.