Tag: HMP Northward

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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‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

| 23/06/2017 | 72 Comments
(CNS): A man serving a 34-year life term for the murder of Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015 has been transfered from HMP Northward to an undisclosed prison in the UK. Osbourne Douglas (30), who was convicted in May last year alongside his younger brother Just [...]

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Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

| 09/05/2017
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been charged with firearms offences in connection with the recovery of a gun near the prison gates on Saturday afternoon. The 27-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was due in court Tuesday morning, having been charged with possession of unlicensed ammunition [...]

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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-offender [...]

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