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Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

| 03/07/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): With more than 220 men crammed into HMP Northward, which is supposed to have a maximum capacity of 212, prison authorities say they will be transferring some low-risk inmates to the Immigration Detention Centre at Fairbanks in an effort to ease the overcrowding at the men’s jail. Northw [...]

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New rehab project introduced for jailed women

New rehab project introduced for jailed women

| 07/05/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) has established a Female Empowerment Services Project to help incarcerated women take a different path when they are released from jail. Around a dozen women are currently serving time in Fairbanks for a variety of crimes, from murder to drug [...]

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CIG needs to consider prison mental health

CIG needs to consider prison mental health

| 10/04/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Before the government embarks on a new prison project it will need to consider the future mental health of inmates. The new prison director, Steven Barrett, said that thought will need to be given on how the prison service is going to deal with prisoners suffering from mental health condition [...]

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84% of prisoners released under new law

84% of prisoners released under new law

| 19/03/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): In its first annual report, the Conditional Release Board has given an early indication of how the new legislation surrounding the release of prisoners is working, revealing that last year 84% of prisoners who had served 60% of their sentences were released on licence and so far none of them [...]

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Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

| 30/01/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority has appointed the local law firm HSM Chambers to collect cash from patients that have not paid their hospital bills. HSA officials said the firm won an open tender process last year and it has since entered into an agreement on how the debt, which has plagued t [...]

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TCI prison boss to take over HMP Northward

TCI prison boss to take over HMP Northward

| 11/01/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Steven Barrett, who is currently serving as the superintendent of prisons in the Turks and Caicos Islands, will be taking over HM Cayman Islands Prison Service next month as the interim director, the home affairs ministry announced Thursday. Barrett, a senior manager with more than 30 years o [...]

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Prison turns to UK for interim boss

Prison turns to UK for interim boss

| 05/12/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The deputy director of operations at HMP Northward, Daniel Greaves, will be acting as director for just two weeks, ministry officials said Tuesday, as they have reached out to the UK to find an interim replacement for Neil Lavis, who leaves the post in less than two weeks. In a release about [...]

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Prison boss quits months after signing new contract

Prison boss quits months after signing new contract

| 22/11/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED: Neil Lavis, the director of HM Cayman Islands Prison Service, has resigned less than six months after signing a new contract. Ministry officials issued a formal press release, Wednesday, after Lavis handed in his resignation, Monday. The director has not said why he is leaving but co [...]

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Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

| 09/11/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Bryan Roland Powell (37), who was 20 years old in January 2000 when he and Kurt Fabian Ebanks murdered taxi driver Curtis Seymour, has been given the lowest tariff so far for a life sentence under the Conditional Release Law. He and Ebanks stabbed and killed Seymour in a robbery where they to [...]

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Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

| 01/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair has been set for Thursday, 9 November, where government agencies relating to law and order or security and safety will be coming together to promote potential careers to qualified people. The joint drive will be hosted by the prison, [...]

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Teenage prisoners build their own basketball court

Teenage prisoners build their own basketball court

| 16/10/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): A group of young offenders who are currently locked up in the juvenile unit at HMP Northward have started work constructing their own basketball court, which the prison director said was not just about providing a new way for them to exercise but was also an opportunity for the boys to learn [...]

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