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Seven Graduate From Anti-Violence Programme

Seven Graduate From Anti-Violence Programme

“Your graduation from this programme is further proof that one can overcome adversity and deep pain – even while incarcerated,” said Minister of National Security Michael Weeks to seven male graduates of the Life Minus Violence programme at the Westgate Correctional Facility. A Government spokesperson said, “The curriculum for inmates... Read more of this article

Minister Tours Westgate Correctional Facility

Minister Tours Westgate Correctional Facility

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks joined Commissioner of Corrections Keeva Joell-Benjamin, her senior management team and the Prison Officer’s Association [POA] on a tour of the Westgate Correctional Facility on Friday [Oct 14]. A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Weeks has committed to visiting the departments under the remit... Read more of this article

Four Graduate From Right Living House

Four Graduate From Right Living House

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks was the featured speaker during the Right Living House graduation ceremony on the 14th September for four men who have successfully completed the programme located at the Co-Ed Facility in St. George’s. A Government spokesperson said, “The programme assists those inmates who need help battling substance... Read more of this article

Dunkley: A Full Report Needs To Be Made Public

Dunkley: A Full Report Needs To Be Made Public

[Updated] “How was Antoine Anderson able to escape from custody,” Shadow Minister for National Security Michael Dunkley said, adding that “the community needs to be assured that this won’t happen again and a full report on this concerning breach needs to be made public.” This follows after Antoine Anderson, who has been convicted... Read more of this article

Inmate Who Escaped Now Back In Custody

Inmate Who Escaped Now Back In Custody

[Updated - He is back in custody] A search is underway after Antoine Anderson escaped from a facility at Ferry Reach in St. Georges. A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3.00pm today, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, police received a report from the Department of Corrections that an inmate, Antoine Anderson, had escaped from a Facility in  Ferry... Read more of this article

Photos: Eight New Corrections Officers Graduate

Photos: Eight New Corrections Officers Graduate

Adriel Charles, Adrian Kellyman, Blair Bean-Walls, Kimberly Govia, Jamel Thomas, Jashun Thomas, Shentoine Lambert and Sidney Mello graduated from a ten-week training course to become new full-time Corrections Officers. A Passing Out Parade was held at the Co-Ed Facility on Friday, and Minister of National Security Michael Weeks was on hand to congratulate... Read more of this article

Minister Weeks Visits Trainee Prison Officers

Minister Weeks Visits Trainee Prison Officers

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks visited the Clarence W. Davis Training Centre at Ferry Reach last week to thank eight recruits who are training to become full-time prison officers. A Government spokesperson said, “The officers, consisting of seven men and one woman, are currently in the ninth week of a 12-week training course that... Read more of this article

Keeva Joell-Benjamin Appointed As Commissioner

Keeva Joell-Benjamin Appointed As Commissioner

 Keeva Joell-Benjamin has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Corrections, becoming Bermuda’s first female Commissioner of Corrections. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns announced the appointment of Keeva Joell-Benjamin as the Commissioner of Corrections. “And in an historic milestone,... Read more of this article

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Drone Intercepted At Westgate, Man Arrested

Officers intercepted a drone which breached the perimeter of Westgate and “upon inspection of the drone by Corrections Officers, several high risk articles were identified and seized” and a 31-year-old man has been arrested, the police confirmed today. A police spokesperson said, “On Friday 14th January, 2022, Police conducted a joint... Read more of this article

‘Safekey Will Be Required For All Inmate Visits’

‘Safekey Will Be Required For All Inmate Visits’

“At all facilities SafeKey will be required for all inmate visits,” the Government said today, adding that “persons looking to visit should plan ahead” as “all SafeKeys must be received one day prior to your scheduled visit.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Corrections is advising the public of... Read more of this article

Ministry Confirm Sudden Death At Westgate

Ministry Confirm Sudden Death At Westgate

The Ministry of National Security has confirmed the sudden death of a person incarcerated at Westgate. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security can confirm that sadly there has been a sudden death of an inmate at the Westgate Correctional Facility. “The incident is currently under investigation. At this stage it would be... Read more of this article

Minister Ming On 2020 Parole Board Report

Minister Ming On 2020 Parole Board Report

During 2020, the Parole Board conducted 123 parole reviews, released 15 persons for parole during the period, there were no denials of parole, however one individual was recalled, 84 individuals had their parole decision deferred and 43 inmates chose to decline parole, Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, Speaking in the House of Assembly,... Read more of this article

Minister: Treatment Of Offenders Board Report

Minister: Treatment Of Offenders Board Report

“The suspension of in-person visits and various other activities has resulted in increased frustrations within the facility,” Minister of National Security Renee Ming said as she introduced the Treatment of Offenders Board Annual Report 2020. Speaking in the House of Assembly, the Minister said, “The Annual Report provides an overview... Read more of this article