Prison escape foiled

An apparent attempt by inmates to escape from the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC) was thwarted by authorities on Friday.

According to reports, shortly before 1:00 p.m. officers from the BDOC, foiled a plot by two inmates, following a routine check of a male dormitory where a hole was discovered in the ceiling above one of the cells.

The damage to the ceiling has been repaid and all inmates are accounted for.

Two inmates are expected to be formally charged later this week in connection with the incident.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.