Tag: HMP Fairbanks

Inmates helped to see effects of crime

Inmates helped to see effects of crime

| 20/09/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Ten more inmates at HMP Northward have completed a rehabilitation programme known as the Sycamore Tree Project (STP), which is based on the principles of restorative justice and covers topics such as the effects of crime, responsibility, confession, repentance, forgiveness, making amends and [...]

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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 ta [...]

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Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

| 29/04/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Drug use was cited as the direct or indirect reason for a significant number of prisoners’ crimes, according to the results of a survey undertaken by the National Drug Council in 2013. At the time, just over a third of inmates (35%) were serving time for drug convictions but more than 4 [...]

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Inmates’ voluntary work part of rehab process

Inmates’ voluntary work part of rehab process

| 15/04/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): With the prison now obligated to rehabilitate offenders before they can be released into the community but with no new resources to do so, inmates in the lowest risk category are being encouraged to join external work parties and participate in community projects. As part of this new initiati [...]

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Police begin using Fairbanks cellblock

Police begin using Fairbanks cellblock

| 18/03/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The new police custody suite is finally being used and is currently holding a number of prisoners, RCIPS management has confirmed. The groundbreaking for the new modern unit, which is a prefabricated building, was celebrated two and a half years ago in September 2013. It was scheduled to ope [...]

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Law paves way to freedom for lifers

Law paves way to freedom for lifers

| 15/02/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A new law passed in the Legislative Assembly more than one year ago came into effect today, paving the way for inmates serving a life sentence to eventually be freed. The Conditional Release Law, 2014 replaces the parole provisions in the Prison Law and is meant to create a new regime for de [...]

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Director to keep battling for new prison

Director to keep battling for new prison

| 02/09/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The prison director says it is no secret that HMP Northward is not fit for purpose, and while he will continue to pitch for new facilities, he recognises it’s not a popular option for spending millions of tax payers’ money. However, as a seasoned expert in the prison system, Neil Lavi [...]

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Drug Council needs help for jailhouse survey

Drug Council needs help for jailhouse survey

| 30/07/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The National Drug Council (NDC) is looking for volunteers to help with a survey of drug use among inmates in the local prison system, which is scheduled to take place in September. While it is common knowledge that a significant percentage of inmates in HMP Northward have serious drug and alc [...]

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CIG admits prison needs major cash injection

CIG admits prison needs major cash injection

| 26/06/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have acknowledged that without significant investment in the infrastructure, the local prison system will keep failing inspections. A follow-up inspection of the Cayman Islands Prison Service and of the custody cells by the UK inspectorate found little improvement in any [...]

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Prison still ‘squalid’, says UK inspector

Prison still ‘squalid’, says UK inspector

| 25/06/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The local prison system still needs significant investment and HMP Northwood remains “decrepit and squalid”, with ganja use prolific among inmates, a UK prison inspector has said. During a return visit to the Cayman Islands to follow up on a damning 2012 report on the state of local priso [...]

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No budget for prisoner release law

No budget for prisoner release law

| 09/06/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The government has not made any budget allocation for the prison service to implement the requirement of the new conditional release law that was passed last October, as it is not expected to come into force any time soon. The legislation was meant to pave the way for the structured rehabilit [...]

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