Tag: HMP Northward

Drugs not cause of prison congestion

Drugs not cause of prison congestion

| 23/04/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): HMP Northward is currently at breaking point when it comes to inmate numbers but the police have dismissed the popular misconception that the jail is being filled up with large numbers of young men, in particular, who have been being convicted and jailed merely for smoking ganja. The RCIPS ha [...]

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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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Prison farm killer to serve at least 34 years

Prison farm killer to serve at least 34 years

| 07/02/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Randy Martin (43) will serve at least 34 years in jail for the murder of Sabrina Schirn (21) in 2009 at the prison farm in East End before he can be considered for release on licence, a court ruled Wednesday. Justice Charles Quin found a number of aggravating factors in what he described as [ [...]

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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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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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Jail storehouse goes up in flames

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

| 27/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The wooden property at HMP Northward where supplies and equipment are held for the prison went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning after the building’s roof was hit by lightning. The small wooden building was struck during the overnight thunder-storm at around 1:30am. B [...]

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Cayman prisoner challenges transfer to UK

Cayman prisoner challenges transfer to UK

| 26/09/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): A Caymanian prisoner serving a life sentence for murder who was recently transferred to Belmarsh Prison in the United Kingdom has filed an application for judicial review challenging the transfer on human rights and procedural grounds. Osbourne Douglas (31) from George Town, who was convicte [...]

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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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Prison starts leather workshop

Prison starts leather workshop

| 21/07/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Several inmates at HMP Northward are in the process of learning a new and specialist skill that the director hopes will have the dual effect of rehabilitation for the men and generate some income that the prison will be able to ringfence for the jail’s wider rehab programmes. Experts fr [...]

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Prison rehab project raises hope for change

Prison rehab project raises hope for change

| 05/07/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): HMP Northward has one of the highest recidivism rates in the region and the revolving prison door has become a major problem for local authorities. But a new prison-private sector partnership teaching inmates a wide range of construction and workplace skills is already showing signs of real p [...]

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Cayman needs new jail with rehab focus

Cayman needs new jail with rehab focus

| 29/06/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The prison director thinks the time has come for the Cayman Islands to invest in a new prison and provide more intense rehabilitation services as part of the local fight against crime. Well aware that public spending on jails is rarely popular, Neil Lavis said it was obvious that the current [...]

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