New governor gets glimpse of Northward Prison
new Governor Duncan Taylor, visited Northward Prison on Thursday and got his
first glimpse of operations there.
On arrival he was greeted by
Director Dwight Scott; Deputy Director Daniel Greaves, and Finance and Administration
Manager Trudy Goodband.
He was given an overview of prison
services and inspected a display illustrating different aspects of the whole
Staff also shared information on the
farming of prison property; the woodwork service, and the literacy and psychology
Prison officers then escorted Governor
Taylor on a tour of the facility. He visited cell blocks; the chapel where he
was treated to a musical performance by inmates; the holding area; computer training
room; the psychology unit, the visitor’s area and the gym.
Mr. Taylor noted that he was
impressed by the rehabilitative initiatives he saw in place.
“I am a firm believer in
rehabilitation; the more exposure inmates have to education and training programmes,
the greater their chances of getting on a better life path,” he said.
“It was also very important for me
to gain an idea of operations here as this is one of my key areas of
responsibility. This was an introductory visit and obviously I will back in
future for more detailed visits and discussions,” Mr. Taylor added.
H.M. Northward Prison falls under
the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs for which the Governor has
Following the prison visit, the Governor
was met by his wife Marie-Beatrice and son Max who accompanied him on a tour of
the Bodden Town district.