Probe into prison incident, in which inmate was injured, hospitalized, then died now reportedly underway

Three persons – a prison officer, a Defence Force officer, and a policewoman –
reportedly have been tasked with investigating an alleged altercation and
resulting hospitalization of a prisoner who subsequently died at the Sir Lester
Bird Medical Centre this past Saturday, May 11.

It is alleged that Ricknaldo Isaac might have been suffering from a “snapped
neck” after a prison officer reportedly “lift and drop” him on the head, causing
very serious injuries to his body.

Family members allege that the incident was captured on surveillance
cameras, and that footage will prove the prison officer walked away, leaving
the injured and motionless on the ground.

Isaac’s relatives further allege that a senior officer who saw the altercation
did nothing to assist, and that the “paralyzed” inmate had to be assisted by
another prisoner.

Possibly as a result of his injuries, Isaac was said to be suffering from epileptic

But what is more troubling is the allegation that the injured prisoner might
have been suffering some mental challenges, too; and sources call to mind the
recent death of a mentally ill man whose beating by residents allegedly led to
the amputation of his arm and subsequent death at the hospital.

Isaac’s family fears that the prison authorities might be trying to downplay
this very serious development and reportedly has contracted attorney Wendel
Alexander to look into the matter.

Whether the officer who allegedly slammed Isaac to the ground has been
suspended since his injury or death is not yet clear.