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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

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

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

Governor To UK’s Telegraph: ‘Report Is Wrong’

Governor To UK’s Telegraph: ‘Report Is Wrong’

Following a report by the Telegraph saying Bermuda is seeking to transfer our most dangerous prisoners to British jails because we “can no longer cope,” Governor George Fergusson has written to the paper to say their report “is wrong in several respects.” The Telegraph reported that, “Murderers, rapists and drug-dealing... Read more of this article

Public Safety Minister On Prisoner Transfer Option

Public Safety Minister On Prisoner Transfer Option

The possibility of transferring prisoners overseas is an “option that should be considered after discussions with all relevant authorities,” newly-appointed Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley said. The Minister noted he is scheduled to meet with the Corrections’ senior team as well as the Prison Officers’ Association this month... Read more of this article

Premier: Possible Transfer Of Prisoners

Premier: Possible Transfer Of Prisoners

Premier Paula Cox expanded on the Government of Bermuda’s submission for the 2012 White Paper on Overseas Territories which proposed a number of things including transfer of prisoners to UK prisons. The submission said, “The transfer of prisoners, based on a level of criminality, to UK prisons under an MOU without any added costs, save for... Read more of this article

“Incarcerate Hardcore Gang Members Overseas”

“Incarcerate Hardcore Gang Members Overseas”

During this evening’s [May 5] Town Hall meeting Minister of National Security Wayne Perinchief said that he will be recommending that we incarcerate hardcore gang members overseas. Minister Perinchief spoke about programs to assist prisoners, and said that some criminals will change, while some will not as they are “criminally minded and... Read more of this article

Joint Overseas Prison Talks Continue

Joint Overseas Prison Talks Continue

As Bernews first reported back in April, there is talk of a shared regional prison for British Overseas Territories to incarcerate high security prisoners. Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush said in early April 2010: I am going to propose to my colleagues that we develop a regional prison for serious crime that will be in a country outside of the territories.... Read more of this article

Prison Comparison #2: Bermuda vs Jamaica

Prison Comparison #2: Bermuda vs Jamaica

Below is a direct comparison of a Bermudian prison and a Jamaican prison, provided by a man who spent time in both. This follows up on our post showing a general overview of prison conditions in Bermuda compared to three overseas prisons. The Bermuda government had stated on April 6 that they are looking into the feasibility of tranferring prisoners... Read more of this article

Caymans: Joint Overseas Territories Prison Talk

Caymans: Joint Overseas Territories Prison Talk

In a co-incidence considering that Bermuda is contemplating shipping prisoners overseas, Caymanian press is reporting that the Premier of the Cayman Islands is contemplating suggesting that all the overseas territories pool resources to build a regional prison that can be used jointly. Cayman bears many similarities to Bermuda; similar population... Read more of this article

Prisoner Transfer: Bermuda Has Done it Before

Prisoner Transfer: Bermuda Has Done it Before

[Written by Larry Burchall] Recent talk of sending Bermudian prisoners overseas to serve their sentences?  Bermuda already has a precedent.  In fact, many precedents. In 1960, a Bermudian, convicted of murder, was sent to the UK to complete his sentence in a mental institution that could hold convicted prisoners. This decision was made between the... Read more of this article

Ex-Prisoner Speaks: Bermuda Vs Overseas

Ex-Prisoner Speaks: Bermuda Vs Overseas

Following Government’s revelation that they are considering sending prisoners overseas, we spoke with a gentleman that has experience in both. He has been incarcerated in Bermuda, as well as in North America, Jamaica as well as another Caribbean island. He was involved in drug trafficking, and spent time incarcerated for a variety of drug offenses... Read more of this article

Possibilities: Prisoners Overseas & New Laws

Possibilities: Prisoners Overseas & New Laws

Today new possible measures to combat the recent shooting surge were announced by Premier Dr Ewart Brown, who said that Cabinet spent hours debating after deciding they “cannot and will not sit by and not carry out their legislative duty“. Premier Brown said as they “don’t want to make fancy laws that make them feel good”... Read more of this article