Ernesto is a Latino C.O. who hates the inmates, believing them all to be scum. He is one of the guards that greets Torque and escorts him to his cell, expressing his distaste for the inmate while escorting him. When the two meet up again, they form a shaky truce. Concerned with the fate of his wife and children, who are in town, he goes into town to look for them. He comes to see Torque in a more redeeming light during their trek across the island, as several visions of Torque's family convince him that Torque may not have murdered them. It is not known what happens to him or his family. His wife, Consuela, is the woman that wrote the Island Location Archive, and she also calls the prison at one point by radio, trying to get in touch with Ernesto. She appears in the sequel.
His voice is provided by Mark Dias.
|Main characters:||Torque | Carmen | Cory | Malcolm | The Creature|
|Bosses:||Dr. Killjoy | Horace | Hermes | Torque's Hatred|
|Malefactors:||Slayer | Marksmen | Mainliner | Noosemen | Burrower | Fester | Inferna|
|Other Characters:||Ernesto | Dallas | Luther | Sergei | Clem | Hawks | Consuela | C.O.'s | Inmates|
|Weapons:||Shiv | Revolver | Tommy Gun | Shotgun | Fire Axe | Flamethrower | Gonzo Gun | Browning M2 Turret|
|Explosives:||Molotov Cocktails | Flash-Bang Grenades | TNT | Shrapnel Grenades|
|See also:||Carnate Island | Abbott Penitentary | Weapons | List of Good/Evil actions possible in The Suffering|