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Prison boss to leave before year-end

Prison boss to leave before year-end

| 12/11/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Prison Director Steve Barrett will be leaving the Cayman Islands and his job before the year end and is said to be returning to his native Scotland. In an official release on Friday confirming his departure, no specific reason for Barrett’s early departure was given but he and government officials said it was for […]

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Full prison struggles with high COVID case load

Full prison struggles with high COVID case load

| 04/11/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): With at least nine security officers isolating at home and around 20 inmates now infected with COVID-19, the prison service is struggling with quarantine issues inside HMP Northward. Prison Director Steve Barrett has denied that inmates who have tested positive are being housed in the same cells as those who are virus-free and said […]

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Prison partners with UWI to tackle ‘revolving door’

Prison partners with UWI to tackle ‘revolving door’

| 17/08/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has signed a deal with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus to deliver education and skills training to inmates and tackle Cayman’s revolving prison door. The agreement is a first of its kind in the region, in which a recognised university has formalised a partnership […]

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Young offenders still jailed with adult inmates

Young offenders still jailed with adult inmates

| 12/08/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): A new report by the Cayman Islands Independent Monitoring Board (CIIMB), which was established to observe the conditions and treatment of inmates within the local prison system, has noted that Cayman is still housing juvenile offenders alongside adult prisoners, in some cases with some of the most dangerous and volatile serving time in HMP […]

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Second officer arrested for jail house drug dealing

Second officer arrested for jail house drug dealing

| 15/07/2021

(CNS): A second prison officer in just over a month has been arrested on suspicion of drug related crimes. The prison management at HMP Northward reported the discovery of ganja to the police at 6am this morning after a male officer had been searched on his way into work and packages of the drugs found. […]

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Prison officer accused of dealing ganja in jail

Prison officer accused of dealing ganja in jail

| 09/06/2021

(CNS): A prison officer has been arrested and is currently in police custody accused of smuggling ganja into HMP Northward to sell to inmates. The 36-year-old man was arrested by police after they received a report from Prison Director Steve Barrett at around 6am today, 9 June.

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Paroled inmate returned to jail

Paroled inmate returned to jail

| 25/02/2021 | 19 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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