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Minister Caines Addresses Westgate Concerns

Minister Caines Addresses Westgate Concerns

Saying he has been made aware of concerns at Westgate, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said it is his desire to “ensure that we have a strong plan” and address the concerns, and also noted that they have fifteen new officers starting tomorrow. Minister Caines said, “Most recently I have been made aware of concerns at the... Read more of this article

Inmate Complains About Smoking Ban In Prison

Inmate Complains About Smoking Ban In Prison

An inmate complained to the Ombudsman’s office about the smoking ban in prison, however the office declined to act on the complaint, noting that the smoking ban had been implemented nearly seven years before the inmate lodged the complaint. This is according to the recently released Ombudsman report which said, “An inmate wrote to our Office... Read more of this article

Inmates Construct Items For Use At Ag Show

Inmates Construct Items For Use At Ag Show

The Ministry of National Security advised that the Department of Corrections has once again partnered with the Ag Show Ltd. to provide assistance to the Annual Agriculture Show. For the third year in a row, and under the supervision of Corrections’ staff, around six inmates have constructed various items for use at the Ag Show. Recently, Antwon Albuoy,... Read more of this article

‘Peace Within: Prison Yoga Pilot Programme’

‘Peace Within: Prison Yoga Pilot Programme’

The Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks and the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines attended the completion ceremony yesterday for the ‘Peace Within: Prison Yoga Pilot Programme’ at the St. George’s Co-Educational Facility and the Prison Farm Facility. Running from January 22, to March 12, 2018 the Department of Youth,... Read more of this article

Former Prisoner Deported Via Private Jet

Former Prisoner Deported Via Private Jet

A foreign national has been deported after serving a prison sentence, with officials confirming that the “deportee was transported via private jet due to associated security risks for transit via the UK, US or Canada.” Asked about suggestions that Kirk Mundy — a Jamaican national who was charged in the Rebecca Middleton case and was... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Quinton Wendell Baxter

Police Confirm Death Of Quinton Wendell Baxter

The police have now confirmed the death of 59-year-old Westgate prisoner Quinton Wendell Baxter. In March of this year, Baxter pleaded guilty to multiple indecent assaults on young males in the 1970s and 1980s. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 59-year-old Quinton Wendell Baxter and extends condolences... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death At Westgate Facility

Police Confirm Death At Westgate Facility

Police have today [July 2] confirmed the death of a male inmate at the Westgate Correctional Facility last night.A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:30pm Saturday, July 1st police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a male inmate found in an unresponsive state at the Westgate Correctional Facility. “Despite lifesaving... Read more of this article

Court:  Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Assault

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 36-year-old man — who is currently serving a prison sentence — pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting another prisoner at Westgate. Shomari Virgil pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting someone at Westgate Correctional Facility in August 2016. The Crown Prosecutor told the Magistrate that in August 2016,... Read more of this article

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