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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

Govt Confirm Covid Cases In Corrections Dept

Govt Confirm Covid Cases In Corrections Dept

The Government has confirmed there are “positive Covid-19 cases within the Department of Corrections,” and said they have “a specialised response team” and a vaccination programme is “underway at the facilities and it is available for both staff and inmates if they want it.” A spokesperson said, “The Minister of... Read more of this article

‘Cases Within The Department Of Corrections’

‘Cases Within The Department Of Corrections’

“The Ministry of National Security can advise that there are confirmed positive Covid-19 cases within the Department of Corrections,” Minister Renee Ming said, adding that “while this is a concerning development, I want to assure the public that we are taking all of the necessary actions and precautions to ensure that those who work... Read more of this article

Bermuda Parole Board 2017 – 2019 Report

Bermuda Parole Board 2017 – 2019 Report

As of 31 December 2019, there were 39 inmates serving life sentences, the physical plants of all three correctional facilities have “clearly deteriorated over the last three decades,” and from November 2017 to December 2019 “there have been 47 foreign nationals incarcerated in Her Majesty’s Prisons.” These are just a few of... Read more of this article

Minister: Annual Parole Board Report 2017-2020

Minister: Annual Parole Board Report 2017-2020

During the reporting years, the Board granted parole to 37 persons and 7 parolees were recalled and the Board met with 129 post released parolees for update reviews and 12 were deemed to have re-offended seriously enough to be recalled. This was from Minister of National Security Renee Ming in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27] as she introduced... Read more of this article

Ministry: Community Book Drive For Inmates

Ministry: Community Book Drive For Inmates

For the remaining month of October and month of November the Department of Corrections is “spearheading a Community Book Drive for inmates,” the Ministry of National Security said. Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, “The Department of Corrections has quite a number of avid readers within our correctional facilities who are... Read more of this article

POA: ‘Proposal Has Been Unanimously Rejected’

POA: ‘Proposal Has Been Unanimously Rejected’

The Government’s “cost-cutting proposal has been unequivocally and unanimously rejected by the membership,” the Bermuda Prison Officers Association said today. A spokesperson said, “The POA has advised the Cabinet that their cost-cutting proposal has been unequivocally and unanimously rejected by the membership. “The POA... Read more of this article

‘No Confirmed Cases Amongst Inmates Or Staff’

‘No Confirmed Cases Amongst Inmates Or Staff’

91% of of incarcerated people have been tested for Covid-19, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, with the Minister confirming that there “have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst staff or inmates.” Speaking at last night’s [June 16] press briefing, Minister Caines said, “Finally, an update on the Department... Read more of this article

Suspected Perimeter Breach At Westgate

Suspected Perimeter Breach At Westgate

The Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines confirmed that the Bermuda Police Service is “currently investigating an incident of a suspected perimeter breach at the Westgate Correctional Facility. A Government spokesperson said, “Consequently the BPS is questioning a Corrections Officer as part of its investigation. It would be premature... Read more of this article

Two Corrections Officers Have Been Arrested

Two Corrections Officers Have Been Arrested

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines today [March 26] confirmed that two Corrections Officers were arrested and are in police custody. Minister Caines said, “I have been advised of the arrest of two officers who were allegedly attempting to convey illicit substances into the Bermuda Department of Corrections, Farm Facility. “The matter... Read more of this article

Fire In One Of The Remand Cells At Westgate

Fire In One Of The Remand Cells At Westgate

[Updated] There was a fire in one of the remand cells at the Westgate Correctional Facility this morning [March 10], with the fire extinguished by Corrections Officers, while the BF&RS “attended to ensure the safety and security of the area.” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “First and foremost I want to thank... Read more of this article