Second senior prison official dismissed

A second employee has been fired from working at Northward Prison after an internal probe. - PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY

A senior prison manager has become the second person to be dismissed in the fallout from an internal probe into the planting of a hidden camera in an office at Northward Prison.

Nina White, who was a custodial manager at the prison, was dismissed following the inquiry by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Eric Bush, chief officer in the ministry, confirmed that Ms. White “is no longer employed with the prison service.”

He declined to give any further details of the circumstances of her departure.

It is understood that the disciplinary action against Ms. White does not relate directly to the planting of the camera but a separate matter that stemmed from the same inquiry.

The prison service’s deputy director Aduke Joseph-Caesar was dismissed in November in connection with the planting of the camera.

She has since launched a lawsuit contesting the decision. A third prison staffer remains under investigation.

The camera, which was switched on and covertly recording, was discovered hidden inside an air conditioning duct in a manager’s office in April.

In the aftermath of the incident, prison officials confirmed that three staff members had been placed on required leave pending an investigation by the ministry.