Tag: Bermuda Prisons

Twelve New Corrections Officers Join Ranks

Twelve New Corrections Officers Join Ranks

Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley was on hand at the Department of Corrections’ Passing Out Parade on Friday [Apr 11] at the Westgate Correctional Facility to welcome 12 new officers into the ranks. The Minister was joined by Commissioner of Prisons Lt. Col. Edward Lamb, National Security Permanent Secretary Major Marc Telemaque, Commissioner... Read more of this article

Prisoner Denies Cannabis Possession

Prisoner Denies Cannabis Possession

A 27 year old Westgate prisoner appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 11], where he denied possessing cannabis. Noet Barnett, who is serving time for attempted murder, pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis and doing so while in an Increased Penalty Zone, namely Westgate Correctional Facility. The charge alleged he was found in possession... Read more of this article

Video: Ghost Hunting Group Tours Casemates

Video: Ghost Hunting Group Tours Casemates

During a recent trip to Bermuda to investigate a report of paranormal activity, the Ghosts of New England Research Society [GONERS] took the time to tour the old Casemates prison at Dockyard, giving them the opportunity to observe the conditions in which prisoners lived, including several pieces of art left behind by former occupants. According to the... Read more of this article

Pen Pals Sought For Westgate Inmate Program

Pen Pals Sought For Westgate Inmate Program

On February 11, 2014, Imagine Bermuda and Chewstick launched a collaborative pilot project at Westgate marking the Anniversary of the Release of Nelson Mandela from 27 years of imprisonment. A small team visited that facility and showed the documentary film “Nelson Mandela: The Fight for Freedom.” A spokesperson said, “Following the... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Support To Corrections Recruits

Minister Extends Support To Corrections Recruits

Earlier today the Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley visited the Westgate Correctional Facility where twelve men, ranging from ages 24 – 44, are undergoing a 12-week training course in anticipation of joining the ranks of the Department of Corrections. The programme involves fitness training, defensive tactic training, practical testing... Read more of this article

Inmates Complete Church Restoration Work

Inmates Complete Church Restoration Work

Earlier today [Dec 9] the Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley highlighted the recent restoration works to the Grace Methodist Church which were completed by inmates from the Ferry Reach Prison Farm facility. Over the past four months, the more than 100-year-old North Shore church had extensive renovations done, which included refurbished pews... Read more of this article

Inmates Complete Substance Abuse Programme

Inmates Complete Substance Abuse Programme

Five Westgate inmates were recognized for the successful completion of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education Treatment Programme, Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley said on Friday [Nov 22] in the House of Assembly. “The programme not only educates offenders about the destructive nature of drugs and alcohol, it also informs an inmate... Read more of this article

Pair Charged With Unlawfully Entering Prison

Pair Charged With Unlawfully Entering Prison

A teenager and a 62 year old man were remanded into custody after appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Nov 21] on charges of unlawfully entering Westgate Correctional Facility. Tyler Christopher [17] and Chesterfield Johnson [62] will spend the next week behind bars after initially pleading guilty, but having their guilty pleas rejected by Senior... Read more of this article

Man Admits Smuggling Cannabis Into Prison

Man Admits Smuggling Cannabis Into Prison

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Nov 15], Damon Darrell, 31, pleaded guilty to possessing 1.6 grams of cannabis in the Prison Farm in St Georges and to conveying an article into the prison against prison rules. This happened in November 2012. The Crown Prosecutor told Senior Magistrate Archie Warner that Darrell was an inmate serving out a... Read more of this article

Alvone Maybury On Trial For Alleged Stabbing

Alvone Maybury On Trial For Alleged Stabbing

‘Facebook Fugitive’ Alvone Maybury reappeared in Court today [Oct 25], where he is on trial for allegedly stabbing another inmate inside Westgate in October 2012. The trial is before Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo with Crown Prosecutor Nicole Smith presenting the Crown’s case. Evidence tendered by three Correction Officers [CO] witnesses... Read more of this article


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