36-Yr-Old Prisoner Absconds From Prison Farm

July 4, 2012

[Updated] The police are seeking the whereabouts of 36-year-old Shane Todd, who failed to return to the Prison Farm at the designated time while on a work release programme.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the whereabouts of 36 year old Shane Todd. Mr. Todd recently failed to return to the Prison Farm at the designated time while on a work release programme.

“He is described as brown skinned, approximately 5’8” tall weighing around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, blue pants and white high-top sneakers.

“Acting Chief Inspector Andy Morgan of the Public Protection Department advises members of the public who may see Mr. Todd to contact the main police number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.

“Similarly, anyone with any information on the whereabouts of 36 year old Shane Todd is encouraged to contact police directly on 295-0011.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to remind the public that harbouring a fugitive is an offence punishable under the law.”

Update 5.46pm: Prison Commissioner Lt/Col Edward Lamb explained that the inmate “did not escape our custody – he was released by us to participate in employment outside the Prison Farm, a daily occurrence for many inmates at that facility.”

“We have stringent guidelines and rules in place for inmates on Work Release, with which inmates must comply or risk being removed from the privilege of Work Release if they fail to do so.

“Moreover, we conduct regular and random spot checks of work sites to monitor inmates on Work Release. We also liaise closely with their employers to ensure compliance with our rules and regulations,” continued Lt/Col Lamb.

“It should be noted that this is the first time in a very long time that an inmate has failed to return to the Prison Farm while on Work Release, which indicates the success of this programme and validates our selection of inmates for this programme.

“We are currently working with the Police and the inmate’s family to locate him and we have every confidence that he will be returned to custody. In this regard, we urge IMP Todd to do the right thing and turn himself in immediately.”

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  1. Tommy Chong says:

    Despite what the police reports are saying about shane not being dangerous he is. This piece of trash is a complete psycho & should never have been let out on work release. If anyone sees him I’d advise them to not try & be a hero & make a citizens arrest unless they have metal pipe or bat with them for defense. I hope he is caught soon & given more years for his escape as we don’t need freaks like him out in society.

  2. Only In Bermuda says:

    Good God! Why can’t people just behave and stay out of trouble! 36? Grow up and those cuts in your eyebrows are equally childish. Trying relive your youth, pathetic. Col. Lambe is full of it as usual.

    • QStreet says:

      Dont you just love the part where they said, “he did not escape our custody”! Why would they need to, you open the gates and wave goodbye to them!

      May I suggest that when these “missing prisoner” statements are made to the press that the public be made aware of what they were incareserated for. I would like to know if he is dangerous, a pedafile, a robber, a drug addict or at the very least is he the type of criminal that we the public need to worry about, espeially if he is desperate and hiding,

      Before people start saying that the Prison Farm is just for non violent crimals – that is definately not true. I know of a family friend that had a series of violent crimes and eventually did time at Westgate and was eventually released. He was again arrested on drug possession charges (non violent) a year later a sent to Westgate but after a few short months he was transferred to the Fram. Was he violent and a menace / threat to the public – HELL YES! The only difference was that the “crime” that he was arrested for that LAST time was not violent, but history ofen repeats itself. He has been out now for a few months but I have zero doubt based on what I have seen from him that he will see westgate again real soon.

    • will says:

      cuts in eyebrow are childish, yes. but i hear that in prison each cut means you’ve been raped, lol (joking)

  3. wondering says:

    Quote: “Prison Commissioner Lt/Col Edward Lamb explained that the inmate “did not escape our custody – he was released by us to participate in employment outside the Prison Farm, a daily occurrence for many inmates at that facility.”

    Translation – he ESCAPED and this politically correct lip service game is being applied to fool the citizens of Bermuda…………………

    I CAN’T BELIEVE THE EXPLANATION

    That’s like saying a masked bank robber with a gun and getaway vehicle who runs out and drops a bag of money which is then later picked up by an innocent bystander and not returned isn’t robbery……but theft instead. Bottom Line is no matter how you paint the picture it still equals a missing prisoner!!

    STOP THE PRESSES…………….don’t we have electronic tags or are we paying the Commissioner of Prisons too much to think of how to ensure the day release persons are actually where they are supposed to be!!!!!

  4. Amen says:

    What ever happened to regulation prison hair cuts?

  5. QStreet says:

    Im all for day realease work programs for inmates. I completely understand the benefits. However, in these economic times if there is work out there, we should be giving that work to honest, hard working individuals first!

    Employment is a priveledge and a necessity for most of us and NOT a right as many of us seem to think. Keep these guys behind bars where they should be and leave the jobs to those of us without work and those of us at risk of losing our homes. One of the few beneefits of being a prisoner is that they have three meals a day and a roof over their heads. Many hard working and law abiding Bermudians are at risk of loosing our.

    • Unbelievable says:

      “Work Release” should actually be defined as “Charitable” as 99% are not paid for what they are doing. Maybe if our law-abiding unemployed would get up and volunteer at places where these guys go there wouldn’t be anything available for them as the charities/not-for-profit organizations would have their quota of volunteers!!!

  6. Mayan says:

    Why would a prisoner so close to release mess up by trying to make a run for it now? It doesn’t make sense. I hope something bad hasn’t happened to him…

    • QStreet says:

      Ia agree…or someone else? Remember Dockyard Maritime museum and the German tourist ?

    • no doubt says:

      You obviously dont know Shane then!! look him up!! and if they wanna find him just look at his girlfriends facebook his all over it…..smh

    • Tommy Chong says:

      Something bad hasn’t happened to him??!?! LMAO!!!! This is just something that happens when the elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor.

  7. Realist says:

    How do people know that something didn’t happen to this guy? The way this island is u cant count out any possibility of his situation.

    • Tommy Chong says:

      This guy is notorious in the streets for making something happen to others so you may be right. On the other hand he is looked up to by many of the gangster groupies & wannabe idiots so might be that one of these fools is hiding him. Hopefully he gets caught soon & many more years are added to his sentence. This is one who should never be released into society.

  8. ABC says:

    dis punk is a danger 2 society

    police 2 busy lookin for marijuana

    a joke u ALL R

    • Tommy Chong says:

      Agreed! Look up psycho in an encyclopedia & his picture will be next to the description. I can’t believe all they’ve ever gotten him on is drug charges. Maybe if the police helped others out in convicting him instead of acting like a bunch of vindictive fools he would have been put away longer with no work release & this would have never happened.

  9. M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

    Last seen sailing into the sunset .

  10. mixitup says:

    I find this bizarre, this guy has to be close to release by now.. Strange that he would just disappear.

  11. YES MATE! says:

    Um Eddie you are wrong. Unless he has completed his sentence and has been released, he has escaped custody. GPS Eddie.

  12. The Devils Isle says:

    Heroine addiction will get the best of you once your given a little freedom also not having any female attention will lead you astray if your able to have a little fun…

  13. Pay attention says:

    So, what i gather from most comments made is that people who have been incarcerated for a length of time are just supposed to jump right back into society without any sort of transitional phase?! Get real!! Are these people not supposed to be afforded an opportunity to be phased back into the community or have a chance to put in an honest day of work (in some cases for the first time in their lives)? I suppose we should just let them out of prison when their time is up to fend for themselves while we HOPE that they know how to fit back into society to become productive citizens and not fall back to what got them there in the first place. Had these transition programs not been in place most of these guys would be released without a job or any money in their pockets and may break into YOUR house to get it. Maybe something unfortunate did happen to him or maybe he is stupid enough to mess up his chance of being released….who knows. What I do know is that occurrences such as this are not frequent and the program has assisted many former convicts to blend back into society. Some of them have even been able to retain the jobs gained while incarcerated for many years and end up becoming productive and lawful members of the community

    • xfiles says:

      Your name says it all.Pay attention to the real world.This is a joke of a legal and prison system.The dudes are just having a holiday and we’re paying for it.

    • ABC says:

      shut de f up ok

  14. Just wonderin says:

    i’m a little curious abut the Dockyard Maritime museum and the German tourist?? Do tell !!

    • Tommy Chong says:

      Man escapes from prison & has his way with a female German tourist in one of the fort rooms then murders her. This happened many years ago.

  15. Bermydude says:

    The prison system is a joke!! Them the Minister want to bring three men to the television!! Please!! The family that lost the love ones are still suffering, and Minister yiu want to put sand in peoples eyes!!

    West gate is a joke of a prison, theres more drugs in West Gate them on the streets, drug business is controlled by from the prison. Just a few days ago i saw a individual that i havent seen in more them 5 years, well he was in West Gate, so we started talking about his stay, well i was very surprised when he told me this: I had a joint every night in my cell, I had a cell phone, it was cool up there, he also told me that some inmates that are at West Gate for life leave the prison at night and return before the sunrise, they go home to sleep with there wives or girlfriends, really? he told yes man, if your cold with the gurads he hook you, got pay something, he said. Also he said, theres guys in there for drug inportation that still have guys on the exterior dealing there drugs, they are in contact on a daily basis thru cell phones!! JOKE OF A SYSTEM!!

  16. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Lamb just keeps on racking up the loyalty points! When will it end. His staff knows the REAL DEAL!!!

  17. Concerned says:

    Why blame Eddie for his statement – He is going by the ‘book’ – isn’;t that what he gets paid for? Ministers have speeches prepared for them and Eddie has his book. If you know Eddie at all, you would know he would have said – he didn’t return when expected and is now deemed an “escapee” or whatever. What you need to focus on is the fact this guy is down right STUPID!! He would have been released as has been shared in a matter of time and does this – definitely something of more importance than his return to prison and his freedome came about – perhaps he had to deal with a family matter, or a loved one is sick in hospital orrrrrrr he has to handle another matter. Not all of Bermuda’s prisoners are so unfocused and yes, this programme has helped many a former prisoner to get their lives in order and just as the four young men shared their testimonies about Casemates (oops! Westgate), perhaps it can be arranged for former prisoners to share their testimonies about Prison Farm and Day Release and then they can skip over to the Co-Ed facility and the Observatory Cottage. Share the testimonies of young people who have gone through and now walking tall to encourage their peers to not follow their example but to get involved in positive things and to make all efforts to get a great education and to apply themselves.

  18. Concerned says:

    Why blame Eddie for his statement – He is going by the ‘book’ – isn’;t that what he gets paid for? Ministers have speeches prepared for them and Eddie has his book. If you know Eddie at all, you would know he would have said – he didn’t return when expected and is now deemed an “escapee” or whatever. What you need to focus on is the fact this guy is down right STUPID!! He would have been released as has been shared in a matter of time and does this – definitely something of more importance than his return to prison and his freedome came about – perhaps he had to deal with a family matter, or a loved one is sick in hospital orrrrrrr he has to handle another matter. Not all of Bermuda’s prisoners are so unfocused and yes, the programme mentioened earlier has helped many a prisoner get their lives in order and just as the four young men shared their testimonies about Casemates (oops! Westgate), perhaps it can be arranged for former prisoners to share their testimonies about life at the Prison Farm and the Day Release programme and then they can skip over to the Co-Ed facility and the Observatory Cottage. Share the testimonies of young people who have gone through and now walking tall to encourage their peers to not follow their example but to get involved in positive things and to make all efforts to get a great education and to be mentors to primary school children to encourage them as they were encouraged – The Circle of Life!

  19. Real Talk says:

    On a somewhat unrelated note, how about reports of prisoners up in Dockyard soliciting funds for a charity… One of those spotted out and about was no less than Ze Selassie… What the F#%&% !? Can you imagine the reaction of our tourists if they knew that a convicted rapist and child murderer was walking amongst them? Guess everybody has forgotten about the tourist raped and killed up in Dockyard by a prisoner out on day release… SMDH.

    • For real says:

      Not to mention a certain Jamaican criminal “mixed up” in the famous Middleton case who is on work release…nice he is able to be reintroduced back into society…how does that make you sleep at night…yeah yeah I know he was not convicted….give me a break.

    • Only In Bermuda says:

      Whaatttttt? Is that true? Bermuda is a joke. That is disturbing to know.

  20. Real says:

    And Lamb says he is not dangerous. He is serving 15yrs for two counts of rape,two counts of robbery and a count of wounding. And he is not DANGEROUS?