Northward inmate found dead in cell

| 20/12/2019 | 12 Comments
Cayman News Service
HMP Northward

(CNS): Durney Ebanks (52) was found dead in his cell at HMP Northward on Wednesday evening, officials from the prison said in a press release Friday. Ebanks was found lying unresponsive on his bed by two prison officers, who administered emergency measures before the medical technicians (EMTs) arrived a few minutes later. He was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The RCIPS has confirmed that, as per established protocol when there is a death in custody, an inquiry is ongoing, but at this time no foul play is suspected.

According to CNS records, Ebanks, who struggled with cocaine addiction, spent a good deal of time at Northward for various offences, from drug related crimes to more recently indecent exposure, for which he was jailed last year.

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  1. Elvis says:

    Maybe he should have been placed in rehab someone said? What rehab?.
    Remember cayman cares not for mentally ill people,
    Bury your head in sand everyone they said.

    • Anonymous says:

      Elvis died in 1977 so I’m not surprised that he is not up to date with what has been done and is being done for mental illness in Cayman. Read up on the latest news Elvis and then comment.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am wondefing if as drug addict should he have been kept in jail?. Or should they have placed him in a rehab first? Because withdrawal can be dangerous to the individual if they dont get professional help.


    • Anonymous says:

      I am wondering why these drug addicts/aka mental persons don’t do something good for someone instead of doing harm to someone?

    • Anonymous says:

      He was placed in jail ‘last year’ (according to the article) so withdrawal shouldn’t be the problem (he should have already been without drugs for months).

      • Anonymous says:

        Where was he – Northward Prison – where ALL DRUGS, ,legal and illegal are commonly available.

  3. Anonymous says:

    RIP Durney, Drank my first orange juice rum with him.

  4. Anonymous says:

    RIP Durney !

  5. Anonymous says:

    May he rest in peace.

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