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Students Receive Kites From Westgate Inmates

Students Receive Kites From Westgate Inmates

Today, students at Victor Scott Primary received the gift of free kites, courtesy of inmates at the Westgate Correctional Facility. “As part of the Lifeline Charity programme, the Minister of National Security Sen. Jeffrey Baron joined the Commissioner of Corrections, Edward Lamb, Corrections Officers and Westgate inmates to present traditional... Read more of this article

St Andrew’s In UK To Provide Service For Inmates

St Andrew’s In UK To Provide Service For Inmates

St. Andrew’s Healthcare in the UK has been selected to provide service for inmates with psychiatric diagnoses, and currently there are “three inmates who would be candidates for this service,” local officials have confirmed, adding that “there are complex legal considerations that still need to be addressed before they can be transferred.” St... Read more of this article

Two Bermudian Prison Officers Train In Cayman

Two Bermudian Prison Officers Train In Cayman

Two prison officers from Bermuda’s Department of Corrections have undergone training in the Cayman Islands, according to a story in the Cayman Compass. The story said “Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service has helped train two prison officers from Bermuda’s Department of Corrections in the use of force. “The two Bermudian prison... Read more of this article

Minister Highlights Decreasing Recidivism Rates

Minister Highlights Decreasing Recidivism Rates

Speaking today [Nov 16] in the Senate, Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron highlighted Bermuda’s decreasing recidivism rates based on the findings for the 2015/2016 fiscal year which were recently produced by the Department of Corrections. The Minister said, “The success of Bermuda’s prison rehabilitation programmes can be measured... Read more of this article

Resolution Reached In Corrections Dispute

Resolution Reached In Corrections Dispute

The Ministry of National Security advised this evening [Sept 14] that “a resolution has been reached regarding the impasse with Westgate Correctional Facility Corrections Officers”. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Commissioner of Corrections, Lt. Col. Eddie Lamb notified the Ministry earlier this evening that following a productive... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Hopeful That Resolution Can Be Reached’

Govt: ‘Hopeful That Resolution Can Be Reached’

Discussions with the Prison Officers Association continue, the Ministry of National Security said this afternoon, adding that “progress is being made” and they are “hopeful that a resolution can be reached.” This follows after some Corrections Officers began a sit-out yesterday to protest working conditions. A Ministry of National... Read more of this article

“Discussions Continue” With Corrections Officers

“Discussions Continue” With Corrections Officers

Following the sit-out today by some Corrections Officers to protest working conditions, the Ministry of National Security said “discussions continue at this hour between the Prison Officers Association and the management of the Department of Corrections and it is hoped that some resolution will be achieved shortly.” A Ministry of National... Read more of this article

Court: Prisoners Charged With Causing GBH

Court: Prisoners Charged With Causing GBH

Three prisoners appeared in this morning’s [August 19] Magistrates Court to answer to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm to another prisoner. David Cox, 37, Noel [Noet] Barnett, 29, and Antoine Anderson pleaded not guilty to the charge that in December 2015, at Westgate Correctional Facility, they caused grievous bodily harm to Andre Hypolite. The... Read more of this article

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 23], a 30-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to using a pen to stab another prisoner in the eye. Merrick Seaman pleaded guilty to being in an Increased Penalty Zone – namely Westgate Correctional Facility – and unlawfully wounding a fellow prison inmate. The Chief Magistrate was told that on... Read more of this article

7 Foreign Prisoners Deported Out Of Bermuda

7 Foreign Prisoners Deported Out Of Bermuda

Seven foreign nationals — from five different countries — who were incarcerated in Bermuda were deported back to their respective home countries on Sunday. The Ministry of Home Affairs said, “On Sunday, April 24th, 2016, officers from the Department of Immigration’s Compliance Section, with the assistance of officers from the Department... Read more of this article

Ministry Confirm Death Of Westgate Inmate

Ministry Confirm Death Of Westgate Inmate

The Ministry of National Security has confirmed that an inmate at the Westgate Correctional Facility passed away today [Oct 8]. A Ministry spokesperson said, “Tragically an inmate at the Westgate Correctional Facility passed away today. This matter is being fully investigated and there will be no further comment at this time out of respect for the... Read more of this article

Burgess: ‘I Decided To Change & Make Progress’

Burgess: ‘I Decided To Change & Make Progress’

Tristan Burgess — a Westgate inmate serving a 12 year sentence for armed robbery — says his mindset has changed and he’s decided to take a positive direction in life; with the young man taking GED classes and learning gardening skills, with the aim of starting his own business when he is released. “When I first came to Westgate... Read more of this article

Westgate Prisoner Denies Possessing Cannabis

Westgate Prisoner Denies Possessing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 26], 22-year-old Raymond Kidd — who is currently serving a sentence in Westgate Correctional Facility  – pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis and cannabis resin and with attempting to convey prohibited items into Westgate. All three allegations stem from an alleged interception on 13th... Read more of this article