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Paroled inmate returned to jail

Paroled inmate returned to jail

| 25/02/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Updated: Police have tracked down a missing inmate who had been released early from HMP Northward and taken him back to jail after he breached the conditions of his parole. Henry York Carter was living in Bodden Town when he was released, but was found in George Town yesterday after breaking the rules surrounding […]

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Offenders await deportation in 7MB hotels

Offenders await deportation in 7MB hotels

| 22/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Several foreign nationals who have committed offences in the Cayman Island but who have served their prison time are being housed in hotels around the Seven Mile Beach area, at public expense, as they wait to be deported. CNS has submitted a number of questions about the issue to the authorities but no one […]

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Inmate claims he was bitten by suspended officer

Inmate claims he was bitten by suspended officer

| 12/02/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A prison officer has been suspended and an internal inquiry is underway at HMP Northward following claims by an inmate that he was bitten by the officer. Prison Director Steve Barrett confirmed that a report had been made to the RCIPS regarding an allegation by a prisoner and he had initiated an internal staff […]

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Police round up another wanted man

Police round up another wanted man

| 11/02/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Mitchum Kenjo Wood (32) is in police custody after he was arrested on Wednesday evening for breaching the terms of his conditional release from prison. One of three men that officers have been looking for over the last few weeks, Wood was tracked down in North Side. Wood had been serving time for stealing […]

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Paroled lifer back in jail

Paroled lifer back in jail

| 05/02/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Kurt Fabian Ebanks (44), who was released early on licence from his life sentence for murder, is back in jail. Ebanks had breached his conditional release and last week police put out a public appeal to help them find him and two other men who had breached the conditions of their early release as […]

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Mental health ‘grave concern’ at prisons

Mental health ‘grave concern’ at prisons

| 01/02/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The mental health needs of prisoners at HMP Northward and HMP Fairbanks must be addressed urgently, according to a report published by a group of volunteers. The first report of the Cayman Islands Independent Monitoring Board, based on 369 visits conducted in 2019, raised “grave concerns” about the lack of provision for the significant […]

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Mack and Ramgeet release date set

Mack and Ramgeet release date set

| 07/01/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The couple jailed last month after breaching COVID-19 isolation regulations will be released, as scheduled, on 15 January. Government officials confirmed Thursday that both Skylar Mack (18), a visitor from the state of Georgia, and Vanjae “VJ” Ramgeet, a local Jet Ski competitor, will leave prison in just over one week, having served half […]

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VJ and Skylar remain in jail

VJ and Skylar remain in jail

| 04/01/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Both Skylar Mack and Vanjae Ramgeet remain in jail, Prison Director Steve Barrett has confirmed to CNS. The governor’s office has also stated that they have not been released and no pardon has been given by that office. Expected to serve another three weeks in HMP Fairbanks and HMP Northward respectively, the notoriety of […]

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US senators enter fray over jailed Georgia teen

US senators enter fray over jailed Georgia teen

| 29/12/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Skylar Mack was in the US news once again over the Christmas break after the two sitting senators from Georgia called for her release from jail in the Cayman Islands. Mack and her her Caymanian boyfriend, Vangae Ramgeet, are both serving a two-month prison sentence for breaching local COVID-19 isolation rules. Kelly Loeffler and […]

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TCI prisoners moved to HMP Northward

TCI prisoners moved to HMP Northward

| 26/11/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS) Government officials revealed Thursday that two high security convicted criminals from the Turks and Caicos Islands have been transferred to HMP Northward for a temporary but unspecified period as a result of challenges with TCI’s prison estate. No details have been revealed about the men’s crimes but they were housed in the damaged high […]

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Officials step up prison rehab efforts

Officials step up prison rehab efforts

| 20/10/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are now training to fill some of Cayman’s major skills gaps for technical jobs that are in the highest demand, from air-conditioning repair to carpentry. One of the biggest problems with the criminal justice system is the recidivism of offenders, given the barriers they face finding work when they leave […]

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