Tag: HMP Northward

MLAs press for details on prison video scandal

MLAs press for details on prison video scandal

| 13/03/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Following the reinstatement of Deputy Prison Director Natalie Aduke Joseph-Caesar after a settlement with government, independent members of the Legislative Assembly demanded answers last week over what happened in the scandal at HMP Northward, when unauthorized video cameras were allegedly [...]

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Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

| 20/02/2017
(CNS): A man has been arrested after a prison officer caught him throwing ganja over the prison fence. The suspect was said to be in possession of several pounds of ganja in two large bags when he was apprehended. A release from HM Cayman Islands Prison Service said that on Thursday, Prison Officer [...]

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Prison turns to private sector for inmate rehab

Prison turns to private sector for inmate rehab

| 06/02/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Due to a shortage of staff, the prison service is turning to the private sector to help rehabilitate and retrain inmates who will be due for release. Although nine new recruits have now begun training to become prison officers, Cayman Islands jails are around 35% understaffed, the prison mana [...]

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‘Lifers’ expected to challenge tariffs law

‘Lifers’ expected to challenge tariffs law

| 05/12/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A court heard Friday that a group of men serving life sentences in HMP Northward may be mounting a legal challenge to the introduction of a minimum tariff for prisoners serving life sentences under the Conditional Release Law. The legislation, which was enacted last year to meet the requireme [...]

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Friend of prison boss favoured over colleagues

Friend of prison boss favoured over colleagues

| 17/11/2016 | 94 Comments
(CNS): A British woman who was a long-time friend of the prison director was given preferential treatment when she was employed at HMP Northward as a manager in 2014 compared to her colleagues. Nina White, who has since left the service after getting embroiled in the ‘videogate’ scandal at the j [...]

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Inmate stabs fellow prisoner with light tube

Inmate stabs fellow prisoner with light tube

| 05/09/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): An inmate at HMP Northward will be serving two additional years for stabbing another prisoner with a broken glass light tube from his cell. Chadwick Dale (25) is already serving a six-year term for robbery and wounding, plus another year that was added in 2014 for escaping from the prison alo [...]

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Suspect caught throwing drugs over prison fence

Suspect caught throwing drugs over prison fence

| 16/08/2016
(CNS): Officers from HMP Northward interrupted a drug smuggling attempt in the early hours of Tuesday morning when they caught a suspect on the perimeter of the prison trying to throw ganja over the fence surrounding the men’s jail. The prison officers called the police at 12:15am today (16 Augus [...]

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Inmate gets 6 months more time for jailhouse assault

Inmate gets 6 months more time for jailhouse assault

| 09/08/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man serving time at HMP Northward for armed robbery who assaulted another inmate had another six months added to his existing ten-year term Tuesday. When Ryan Ebanks punched Jeffrey Barnes, who is serving a life term for serial rape, in a dispute over jailhouse drugs, the fight was [...]

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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 [...]

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Northward inmates could have HR claims, says lawyer

Northward inmates could have HR claims, says lawyer

| 01/08/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Committee believes the state of the Cayman Islands’ prison is such that inmates could have a good case for a human rights claim. James Austin-Smith told a visiting judge Friday that the decrepit jail was not fit for human habitation. Speaking in mitigation [...]

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Family dog may visit crash lawyer

Family dog may visit crash lawyer

| 13/07/2016 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The wife of a corporate attorney jailed recently for mowing down and seriously injuring two tourists in his sports car after a champagne brunch has applied to take the family dog with her when she visits HMP Northward. Prison officials have confirmed that an individual who has applied to vis [...]

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