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Minister Updates: Substance Abuse Treatment

Minister Updates: Substance Abuse Treatment

Earlier this afternoon, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Kim Wilson provided an update of the substance abuse treatment services and facilities which fall under the Ministry. Minister Wilson said the Transitional Living Center [TLC] — which was located at Westgate and aimed to help offenders successfully reintegrating into the community... Read more of this article

Curtis: Politics, Uighurs, Faith Based Tourism

Curtis: Politics, Uighurs, Faith Based Tourism

Appearing in an interview yesterday [Aug 28] on the Sherri Simmons radio show on Magic 102.7, Andre Curtis talked about a wide variety of issues including his recent incarceration, politics, crime, religion, and the Faith Based tourism plan. He said he is 75% sure he may run for public office, he knew the Uighurs were coming before they arrived, the... Read more of this article

Prisoner Denies Assaulting Another Inmate

Prisoner Denies Assaulting Another Inmate

A Westgate prisoner appeared in this morning’s [Aug 1] Supreme Court Arraignments session and denied causing grievous bodily harm to another prisoner in August of last year. Antoine Anderson pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing grievous bodily harm to Winston Darrell. on 22nd August 2011. Mr Anderson will go on trial on 5th November 2012.... Read more of this article

Prison Inmate Remains ‘Unlawfully At Large’

Prison Inmate Remains ‘Unlawfully At Large’

[Updated] The police are continuing to try and locate 36-year-old Shane Todd who recently failed to return to the Prison Farm while out on work release and remains “unlawfully at large.” The police have received calls with people reporting have Mr Todd, however have not been able to apprehend him as of yet. Acting Chief Inspector Andy Morgan... Read more of this article

36-Yr-Old Prisoner Absconds From Prison Farm

36-Yr-Old Prisoner Absconds From Prison Farm

[Updated] The police are seeking the whereabouts of 36-year-old Shane Todd, who failed to return to the Prison Farm at the designated time while on a work release programme. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is seeking the whereabouts of 36 year old Shane Todd. Mr. Todd recently failed to return to the Prison Farm at the... Read more of this article

Videos: Inmates Speak About Life In Prison

Videos: Inmates Speak About Life In Prison

Four prison inmates joined Attorney General Kim Wilson and Prison Commissioner Lt/Col Edward Lamb in addressing the media this morning [June 28] at the Westgate Correctional Facility. The four inmates have been convicted of a variety of charges ranging from firearm offences to murder.“My initial intent for hosting this media briefing today is... Read more of this article

Prison Review To Pave Way: 5-Year Strategic Plan

Prison Review To Pave Way: 5-Year Strategic Plan

Today [June 18] Attorney General Kim Wilson and the Chairman of the Prison Officers Association [POA] Craig Clarke issued a joint press release updating on the recently conducted prison review. Minister Wilson and the POA leadership have spent the past several weeks engaged in discussions on the way forward regarding the current prison system. Part... Read more of this article

Westgate To Host Father’s Day Event [Postponed]

Westgate To Host Father’s Day Event [Postponed]

[Updated] The Westgate Correctional Facility will host its 5th Annual Father’s Day event for inmates this coming Saturday [June 17] at Malabar Field from 10am to 2pm. According to the Department of Corrections, the aim of the Father’s Day event is to assist in fostering strong relationships between inmates and their children, as well as to afford... Read more of this article

Changes Made: Insurance Coverage For Inmates

Changes Made: Insurance Coverage For Inmates

Attorney General Kim Wilson said that instead of insuring every inmate with HIP, approximately 40 inmates who have qualified for insurance are insured and the medical costs for the remaining inmates will be paid on a case-by-case basis. “The DOC has recently changed the Insurance coverage for inmates,”said Minister Wilson speaking in the... Read more of this article

Westgate Hosts ‘Community Reintegration Fair’

Westgate Hosts ‘Community Reintegration Fair’

Nine private sector companies and over a dozen helping or Government agencies turned up for the Department of Correction’s “Bridging the Gap Vll: Community Reintegration Fair” held this morning [Mar.28] at Westgate Correctional Facility. The private sector companies were companies that are willing to hire recently or just released prison inmates.... Read more of this article

Video: Prison Officers March On Cabinet

Video: Prison Officers March On Cabinet

[Updated with video] Prison officers marched on Cabinet this morning [Mar.27] and presented a list of grievances to Premier Paula Cox and Attorney General Kim Wilson.A press statement from the Prison Officers Association said they “continue to carry out their duties in the most professional manner despite not having the tools and resources to... Read more of this article

Videos: Parole System To Be Revised

Videos: Parole System To Be Revised

Premier Paula Cox and Attorney General Kim Wilson held a press briefing today [Feb.2] to announce changes to the parole system. Minister Wilson said, “Cabinet recently approved a set of legislative provisions designed to enhance the parole regime.”According to Minister Wilson, these changes will introduce a tiered system of sentencing which will... Read more of this article

Prisoner Given 6 Months For Death Threats

Prisoner Given 6 Months For Death Threats

A 21-year-old Westgate prisoner had six months added on to his sentence this morning [Dec.8] after admitting telling Corrections Officers he would kill them when he is released. In Magistrates Court, before Senior Magistrate Archie Warner, 21-year old Westgate Correctional Facility inmate Desmond Richardson pleaded guilty to four charges of using threatening... Read more of this article