Bahamas: Prison “tightens” security following fake lawyer breach

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prison Commissioner Charles Murphy said yesterday security at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) has been strengthened since a woman purporting to be a lawyer and carrying a fake identification card was able to visit inmates and sneak contraband into the facility on Fox Hill Road.

“We have all of our security measures in place,” he said in response to questions from the media.

“That’s the reason why we detected the young lady who purported to be an attorney.

“You always have persons who seek to evade the system, but after a while, the system will catch up with them.”

He said those seeking to attempt a similar feat will be caught.

“Don’t try it; we will catch you,” he said.

Warnika Russell, 25, of Zion Boulevard, was charged with two counts of evading the requirements of the law by having a forged Bahamas Bar Association identification that authorized her to access the BDOCS to visit inmates as their attorney.


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