Several Northward prisoners released

Some inmates have been released from Her Majesty’s Prison Northward on orders issued from Governor Stuart Jack’s office, the Caymanian Compass has learned.

Six or seven prisoners were said to have been released following their earlier recall from parole. The specific details of each man’s case were not immediately known.

Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation William Rattray confirmed the release of the prisoners, but declined to comment further.

‘We did release prisoners, but it wasn’t our decision,’ Mr. Rattray said.

The Compass is aware that a judicial review was filed within the last several months challenging the recall of one Northward prisoner that occurred following his initial parole. It was not clear if that filing for judicial review had anything to do with the prisoners’ release.

Generally, prisoners who are released on parole are required to meet certain criteria during the time left on their sentences. Those conditions can include orders to stay at home under house arrest, stay in the Cayman Islands, or to notify parole officers if they leave the country. Also any criminal offences committed by parolees can result in their immediate re-arrest and incarceration.

Questions sent to Governor Jack’s office about the release of the prisoners elicited no immediate response.

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