BREAKING: Prisoner escapes while working on prison farm


The Prison Administration is advising the general public to be on the lookout for escaped inmate Shanell Thomas.


According to information from the country’s lone correctional facility, Thomas escaped while he was working on the Prison farm located at Diamonds Estate.

The incident occurred at approximately12pm today.

Thomas is said to be of medium built, approximately 190 lbs, 5 feet 7 inches tall and fair in complexion. He is said to be serving time for a number of convictions and is scheduled to be released in November 2026.


Anyone with information as to his whereabouts or who may have seen him are asked to contact the nearest police station or Her Majesty’s Prison immediately.


The Prison Administration is advising inmate Thomas to turn himself in to the nearest Police station.



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  1. They should have let the public knows what were the convictions so it can be determine if he is a dangerous person ,his nationality and the last place he was living before been imprisoned. Escapees usually goes to places they are more familiar with .

    • Oh so it’s the public who determines if he is dangerous ? He is in prison so yes! He was deemed a threat to society. We don’t need the details, just call the police if you see him. You just sound nosey bout you want to know what he did … he’s in prison because he is not being deemed to be out on the street. Who cares what he did

      • NOSEY? HELL NO

        This is an Escapee who was convicted for:

        (i) …Kidnapping two females ages 42 and 24:

        (Stuffed them intrunk of their own vehicle and drove away into bushes).’

        (ii) …Aggravated Robbery on them: and

        (iii) …Attempted to murder them.’

        Ask any female if the suggestion made by ‘ROLSTON BENJAMIN’ is ‘NOSEY.’

        Better wake up and ‘Drink some Coffee.

    • And how do u know he is a foreigner🤔. For all we know he could be one born and raised Antiguan go seek help cause u coming off as really xenophobic. Hope u don’t have no family living abroad cause guess where ever they are them a foreigner to.

      • The news mentioned that he is Dominican. They believe he might be trying to escape back to Dominica by boat.

  2. Susan g,any body with common sense knows that is the protocol. All prisoners ain’t dangerous you fool.

  3. This news item has hightened the stress levels of both parents who have to leave their children alone at home because of the school’s alternate day policy, and the children themselves, who will be so fearful. Help us.

    • no need to fear for your children. this coward is not into harming children. However, if it were CONVICTED PEDOPHILE, IAN MAGIC HUGHES, then you would have every reason to hide your children in underground bunkers.

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