Tag: Conditional Release Board

Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

| 09/11/2017 | 13 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 took just […]

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Lifer faces potential inequity over tariff

Lifer faces potential inequity over tariff

| 05/07/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Bryan Powell, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of a taxi-driver in January 2000, has had his tariff hearing postponed due to a potential serious inequity that may arise between him and his co-offender, Kurt Fabian Ebanks. Both men were convicted in January 2001 of stabbing and killing Curtis Seymour in […]

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Double killer gets 28-year life term

Double killer gets 28-year life term

| 12/05/2017 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Trevino Bodden, who is serving a life sentence for killing two brothers in East End in 2006 after a fight in which he was badly beaten, was given a 28 year minimum tariff in a conditional release ruling by Justice Alex Henderson in court Friday. Bodden was just 21 years old when he murdered Bernard […]

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Prison starts new rehab project

Prison starts new rehab project

| 08/05/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Ten prison inmates are about to start a new pilot rehabilitation project run by HMP Northward in partnership with three local construction firms in which the offenders will learn and hone building skills to help them get out and stay out of jail. Faced with the requirements of the new Conditional Release Law, Prison Director […]

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Youngest ‘lifer’ awaits decision over jail term

Youngest ‘lifer’ awaits decision over jail term

| 07/04/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Chakane Jameile “CJ” Scott, who was just 18 years old when he shot and killed Asher William McGaw (21), appeared before the Grand Court Friday for a hearing to decide how much time he must serve in jail before he can be considered for release. One of several men serving mandatory life sentences at […]

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First treated sex offender released from jail

First treated sex offender released from jail

| 23/03/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The rehabilitation of offenders has become of significant importance at the prison since the change in the law that now requires all inmates to demonstrate that they have changed before they are released early. But one of the most challenging issues for the prison is dealing with sex-offenders, who are considered to be notoriously […]

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Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

| 07/02/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Tareek Ricketts (25) has been given a 30-year minimum term on his mandatory life sentence in connection with the murder of Jackson Rainford in 2012 after a judge found no exceptional circumstances to change the sentence norm set out in the new Conditional Release Law. Ricketts, who will be 51-years-old when he can apply […]

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Judge identifies challenges with new release law

Judge identifies challenges with new release law

| 20/10/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge identified challenges with the new Conditional Release Law during the second ever sentencing hearing in Cayman where a member of the judiciary has been tasked with deciding a tariff in relation to a life sentence. As Justice Charles Quin heard submissions Thursday in relation to the time that two brothers convicted […]

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Prison conditions could be challenged through JR

Prison conditions could be challenged through JR

| 03/08/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Claims by the chair of the Human Rights Commission that, due to its appalling state, HMP Northward cannot house inmates in accordance with either the Cayman Islands constitution or the European Convention on Human Rights should be pursued through a judicial review, a judge has suggested. The conditions at the country’s male prison were […]

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Holland closes jails, Northward packed to capacity

Holland closes jails, Northward packed to capacity

| 18/05/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands director of prisons battles with serious overcrowding at HMP Northward and the highest number of female inmates at Fairbanks prison for many years, the Dutch government is planning to close empty jails and the UK has announced a series of reforms that will see inmates tagged and sent home during […]

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Mother gets 28 years for child murder

Mother gets 28 years for child murder

| 06/05/2016 | 54 Comments

(CNS): In the first sentence handed down for murder following the abolition of mandatory life-sentences without parole, a Grand Court judge has handed a 28 year minimum term to Tamara Butler, who killed her 6-year-old daughter Bethany in October 2014. Despite the recommendations in the new Conditional Release Law stipulating a 30 year tariff for […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.